Political Activist and former aide to Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri had disclosed in a recent interview he had with PUNCH journalists, that the Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai can never be Goodluck Jonathan's running mate come 2023.
He had made the statement today, 24th February 2021, while speaking on a certain online interview organized by the PUNCH, captioned 'The Roundtable'. While speaking he had disclosed that Goodluck Jonathan would not be contesting in the 2023 presidential election. He added that Goodluck Jonathan is still in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and is not in any way thinking about dumping the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the opposition party, All Progressives Congress (APC).
Omokri, however, said his former principal has no intention to run for president in 2023. He also said Jonathan has no plan to dump the People Democratic Party for the All Progressives Congress.
"They are trying to put that story out there to put pressure as to promote Nasir El-Rufai as a presidential candidate.", Reno Omokri said. He added that he had spoken with Goodluck Jonathan prior to the time he had the online interview with PUNCH. He also made it known that El-Rufai would be the very last person Goodluck Jonathan would choose as a running mate if he is to take part in the 2023 presidential election. He said Omokri that the news going viral that El-Rufai would be Goodluck Jonathan's running mate in 2023 presidential election is in a bid to put pressure, so as to promote El-Rufai as a presidential candidate.
Recall also that over the past few weeks,there had been lots of defections of politicians from one political party to the other. Recall also that prior to this time, there had been speculations that the former president, Goodluck Jonathan had joined the All Progressives Congress.
The speculations came after lots of APC chieftains were seen visiting Jonathan at his residence in Abuja. However, he had debunked the news stating that he was still part and parcel of the PDP. It was also speculated that El-Rufai would be running with Goodluck Jonathan in the 2023 presidential election.
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