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2023: Goodluck Jonathan To Attend PDP Convention – Source

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2023: Goodluck Jonathan To Attend PDP Convention - Source

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan is expected to attend the National convention of the Peoples Democratic Party scheduled for the 29th of May in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Jonathan in the last few weeks has been linked with a move to the All Progressives Congress and a presidential ambition under the ruling party ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Speculations which has left Nigerians wondering if the former president would be contesting in the 2023 presidential race.

Sources that spoke with SaharaReporters on the meeting of the former president with the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, noted that the convention of the main opposition party was discussed in the meeting.

Naija News had earlier reported that Governor Ortom visited the former President in his residence in Abuja.

A source close to Governor Ortom while speaking on the meeting said, “At the meeting on Tuesday, Jonathan and Ortom met behind closed-door for about 40 minutes. And Jonathan was convinced to remain in PDP.”

Another aide of the Governor, who was the Minister of State, trade and investment under Jonathan’s administration, disclosed that the PDP Governor also pleaded with his former boss to attend the forthcoming PDP national convention.

The source said, “The party wants to lobby Jonathan to attend the National Convention and work for the PDP ahead and during the 2023 general elections.

“From oga’s (Ortom) body language and excitement, it’s clear that the former president will attend the PDP presidential nomination.”