Bayelsa APC Confirms Jonathan’s Membership

Speculations surrounding the defection of the former president, Goodluck Jonathan, to the All Progressives Congress may have been put in the bin as the party confirmed that he is a registered member of the ruling party

Bayelsa APC Confirms Jonathan’s Membership

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogbia ward 13 in Ogbia Local Government Area in Bayelsa State confirmed this to TRIBUNE on Thursday.

TRIBUNE reported that the ward chairman, Igori Freeman, disclosed that Jonathan officially joined the APC on Wednesday, 11th May in his hometown.

A former aide of the ex-president, Reno Omkri, however, questioned the validity of the news about Jonathan’s defection.

Omokri via his Twitter handle on Thursday noted that the ex- was not in Nigeria on the date he reportedly joined the party.

Part of his tweet reads, “Can you shave a man’s head in his absence? Have you ever seen anyone clapping with one hand? Which man who carries an elephant on his head bothers to kill an ant with his toe? Don’t you know it takes 2 to tango?”

Jonathan has been on the lips of many Nigerians since news broke out that a northern group purchased the APC presidential nomination form for him. Although, the former condemned the action by the group, he met with the chairman of the APC hours after the form was purchased reportedly to discuss how he could emerge as the party’s flagbearer in the 2023 presidential election.

Jonathan has been a member of the Peoples Democratic Party since the beginning of his political career. He was a former deputy governor in Bayelsa state after which he emerged as the state’s governor. He also served as vice to late President, Umaru Musa Yar’adua from 2007 to 2010. He was elected president in 2011 and was ousted by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.

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