*Former President hosts Umahi, other APC Governors
The intrigue leading to the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria became even more complex after the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Committee, Mai Mala Buni, led some governors elected on the party’s platform to visit former President Goodluck Jonathan on his 63rd birthday on Friday.
Other top APC leaders who were part of the delegates that visited Jonathan at his Abuja residence included governors Dave Umahi (Ebonyi), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi) and Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa).
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The ex-president who presided over the affairs of the country for six years on the ticket of the opposition People’s Democratic Party was praised by the APC chieftains for his contributions to the Nigerian state.
The governors from the ruling party were joined in the surprise visit by the former Senate President, Ken Nnamani.
There has been speculations that the former President is being pressured to run for the 2023 presidential election under the ruling APC.
Jonathan has not hidden his closeness with the APC Government at the centre and was accused of backing the party’s governorship candidate, David Lyon, at the last Bayelsan governorship election.