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2 Reasons Why Goodluck Jonathan’s Rumoured Defection Plan Could Eventually Become a Reality

For a while now, there have been rumours about an alleged plot by some Northern members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to bring Goodluck Jonathan to the party. Recently, the rumours waxed stronger following the defection of Chief Femi Fani-Kayode to the APC. Although Goodluck Jonathan is yet to officially comment on his alleged defection plan, one cannot rule out the chances that he could join the APC in the near future.

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It should be recalled that Jonathan has remained a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), since his days as the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State. It was under the same PDP that he became Vice President, and eventually the President of Nigeria. However, since the rumours of his alleged defection plan began to make waves, I have come to believe that the rumour could eventually become a reality for the following 2 reasons.

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1. The insistence of the Southern region on the 2023 Presidency

It can be argued that Goodluck Jonathan is more trusted by the Northern elites, to succeed President Buhari, and equally protect the interests of the region. With this in mind, there are chances that the insistence of Southerners on producing the next President, could compel the North to persuade Jonathan to join the APC, and probably emerge as the party’s flag-bearer in 2023.

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2. Goodluck Jonathan can only rule Nigeria for a maximum of 4 more years.

At a time like this, when there are rising agitations for the zoning of the 2023 Presidency to the Southern region, fact that Goodluck Jonathan can only rule again for a maximum of 4 years, could make the Northern elites identify him as the ideal candidate for the 2023 presidential election. This is due to the likelihood that the North would prefer a candidate who is not eligible for a second term, to ensure that the region does not have to wait for 8 years before taking over power again.

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Although the two points raised above are still under probability, a critical look at them suggests that they are capable of seeing Goodluck Jonathan’s alleged defection plan to become a reality. Do you agree with this? Share your views by commenting below.

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