Goodluck Jonathan considering running for 2023 presidential election
Nigerian former President Goodluck Jonathan is considering throwing his hat into the 2023 presidential election.
Jonathan’s committee of friends and some youths from across the country visited him at his Foundation Office in Maitama, Abuja.
The ex-president said during the visit that the youths showed that they were interested in the country’s political affairs.
He urged them to be interested and be key players in the country’s politics to enthrone good governance.
“As youths, we must get involved in the country’s political process and luckily, the law of `Not too Young to Run’ bill has made it clear that youths can contest almost every position in government.
“We will continue to encourage youths to get involved in the country’s political process.
“And as long as many youths get involved in the political process, we will be able to get the government we want,” he said.
Jonathan said the involvement of the youth in politics would effectively address the country’s current challenges as possible.
He said only a united front can help deal with the present challenges, which went way back.
In response to the call for him to declare, Jonathan also said that the “process is ongoing”.
“Yes, you are calling me to come and declare for the 2023 presidency; yes, I can’t tell you are declaring, that the political process is ongoing, just watch out.
“But the key role you must play is to pray that Nigeria gets a president that will carry the young people along and work very hard to see that some of the country’s problems raised are dealt with.
“I believe that collectively, we can work together,” he said.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.