The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogbia ward 13 in Ogbia Local Government Area in Bayelsa State has finally confirmed that former President of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, has joined the party to run for president.
The Ogbia ward 13 chairman, Igori Freeman, who spoke to Nigerian Tribune, confirmed that Jonathan officially joined the APC on Wednesday, 12th May 2022, in his country home in Otuoke Community of Ogbia LGA.
Igori however, refused to give further details of Jonathan’s registration process.
Also, corroborating the story, a state executive member who pleaded anonymity was contacted, he said that “Jonathan has the right to join the party but based on our party constitution, he would have to wait for the National Working Committee of the APC to grant him waiver to vote or be voted for during the party’s primary.”
It would be recalled that Jonathan had on May 9 rejected presidential expression of interest and nomination forms of the ruling APC bought for him by a Northern group but was reported to have made a u-turn to accept the offer.