A former presidential new media aide, Reno Omokri, has stated that ex-president Goodluck Jonathan is under immense pressure to contest the 2023 election.
Naija News reports that Omokri revealed this during a live chat with famous journalist, Dele Momodu on Facebook.
He stated that if Jonathan decided to contest he would defeat any candidate brought forward by any political party.
While describing Jonathan as a peacebuilder, Omokri stated that the former president is the most qualified southerner for the election.
He revealed that some Nigerians had been meeting with the former President to convince him to contest the poll.
He said, “I speak to him almost daily; he is not a power monger. He is in Ghana for peacebuilding efforts at the ECOWAS summit. He is very focused on building peace on the African continent. He deserves a Nobel peace prize for what he has done.
“He is under pressure to recontest. He will win if he contests against anybody. He is the only southern candidate that can win in 2023. I don’t think he is interested in contesting the poll.”
Asked specifically why he won’t consider re-contesting, Omokri said, “I am very close to him; Jonathan is a patriot. He has a consistent history of doing what is suitable for Nigeria, and he will do that.”