Ahead of the 2023 general election, Some Key supporters and kinsmen of former President Goodluck Jonathan, have endorsed the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The supporters who are members of Citizens Network For Peace and Development in Nigeria (CNPDN), say since Goodluck Jonathan has declined joining the presidential race, they prefer to support Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who they say, has the structures and capacity to win the elections.
National secretary of the Coalition, Francis Okereke Wainwei, while briefing newsmen, said as patriotic citizens, they can’t sit back and not participate in the electoral process of the country.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan is still officially a member of the Peoples Democratic party and the decision by some of his supporters to declare support for the Presidential aspiration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who is of the All Progressives Congress signals that something may be in the offing that most Nigerians are not aware of.
The Former President was initially rumoured to have perfected plans to defect to the All Progressives Congress from his party, the All Progressives Congress.
He was reportedly the anointed candidate for the Presidential ticket by the so-called cabal within the Presidency especially in the period leading up the Presidential Primary of both the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress.
Events before, during and after the Presidential Primary of both parties however put paid to the rumour and he has remained with his party.
He is also ion the vanguard of trying to resolve the Crisis of confidence within the ranks of the Peoples Democratic party that has led to the emergence of a splinter group of governors known as the G-5 and other leaders who are now collectively known as the Integrity Group.
He was called upon to intervene in the matter by former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, a few weeks back though the governors have not shown any signs that they will be backing down anytime soon on the issue.
Dr Goodluck Jonathan is also seen as being close to the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike who is the arrowhead of the group.