Man of Honour – Jonathan deserves more credit for conceding defeat in 2015, says Abdulsalami Abubakar/
Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan

A coalition of Northern groups on Monday, 9 May, arrived at the International Conference Centre in Abuja to purchase the presidential nomination and expression of interest forms of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, for former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Members of the coalition said Jonathan is the most qualified to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.

Although Jonathan isn’t a member of the APC, speculations have intensified in recent weeks that he is set to switch from the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to contest for President in 2023.

Addressing calls for him to contest in April, Jonathan had reportedly told a crowd of supporters to “watch out.”


“Yes, you are calling me to come and declare for the 2023 presidency, yes I can’t tell I am declaring; the political process is ongoing, just watch out,” he said at the time.

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If elected as President again, Jonathan can only serve for one term of four years, according to the constitution.

He was first elected in 2011 after completing the tenure of his late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.

President Buhari defeated Jonathan in the 2015 presidential elections in a historic election that unprecedentedly unseated an incumbent president.