Going into the 2023 presidential elections, there have been rumors that the former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, may likely dump his party, the People's Democratic Party, to join the ruling party, All Progressive Congress APC.
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Despite that Goodluck Jonathan, who is currently a top member of the People's Democratic Party PDP, has not come out to react to this rumor, it is my opinion that he should not consider decamping to the All Progressive Congress, and for the following reasons:
1. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has built a reputation that centers on integrity, as a member of the People's Democratic Party.
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If we take into consideration the fact that he has never been a member of any other political party aside from PDP, right from his time as the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, his tenure as the Executive Governor, his time as late President Umaru Musa Yar'adua's vice, and even his time as the President of Nigeria, then you'd agree with me that Goodluck Jonathan is a man who is not easily swayed by political shenanigans but by strong political will.
Moreso, if we can recall, during the 2015 presidential elections, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan personally called Muhammadu Buhari to congratulate him on his victory, even before the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC had officially announced the election results.
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If such a man can bequeath his position even with the power of incumbency at his disposal, then it is easy to see why he should not consider defecting to APC just to get a ticket for the 2023 presidential elections.
2. Secondly, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan should not consider decamping to APC because, in APC, there are already heavyweight politicians that have shown their aspiration to contest in the 2023 presidential elections.
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Top APC members like Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Rochas Okorocha are two of whom have shown their 2023 presidential ambition. If Goodluck Jonathan decides to join APC, it may likely polarize the party into factions, and in so doing, create an avenue for disunity and the possibility of crisis.
What is your opinion about this?
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