Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan on Friday addressed supporters who have been clamouring for him to join the 2023 presidential race.
Demonstrators stormed Jonathan’s private office in Abuja, demanding that he declare for the presidency in 2023. Jonathan reminded them that the political process is still in progress, and that they should just wait and see what happens.
He specifically emphasized that he is unable to tell them whether or not he will run for president in 2023.
He said this while addressing a group of supporters including women and youths who came with posters to his office in Abuja bearing inscriptions such as “Goodluck Jonathan, you must run”, “We need you to restore Nigeria.”
Jonathan said: “Yes you are calling me to come and declare for the next election, I cannot tell I’m declaring. The political process is ongoing just watch out. The key role you must play is that Nigeria must get somebody that will carry young people along.”
The posters which were seen on the walls of the party secretariat carried the inscription ”Goodluck Jonathan You Must Run.”
Similar posters were seen on the fences of many buildings on the Blantyre street leading to the APC Secretariat, further fueling speculations that Jonathan may be nursing an ambition to return to the Aso Rock Villa in 2023.
It is however unclear, those behind the posters.