Kola Ologbondiyan, the National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has described the rumoured moves of former President Goodluck Jonathan and other PDP governors towards joining the ruling All Progressive Party (APC) as mere speculations.
According to BBC Pidgin,
Ologbondiyan reiterated that the party was yet to receive any credible information that Jonathan and other members would be leaving the party for APC.
“Speculations that our former President and some of our governors are joining the APC remain what they are, speculations that exist in the figment of the imagination of the authors of such baseless speculations.”
Recalled that the All Progressives Congress on Wednesday said that former President Goodluck Jonathan would be welcomed and allowed to run for the 2023 presidency under its platform if he decides to join.
Senator John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary of the APC on television politics interview on Wednesday gave clues that the speciations maybe real as Jonathan could join and become its Presidential candidate for 2023.
Akpanudoedehe said, “I am hearing that for the first time that we are expecting the former President. That will be great news. We will welcome him; that will also strengthen the party.
“The last National Executive Council (NEC) of the party actually gave blanket approval to any individual that if you join APC today, it is as if you are a founding member of the party.
“So, anyone who joins today has the same opportunity to run for any office in this party. It has always been so, so I am not speculating.”
The National Secretary added that more governors from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party are expected to join the APC before December.