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Jonathan Working For Us, APC Taunts PDP

Ruling All Progressives Congress on Friday slammed the Peoples Democratic Party for not being a worthy opposition.

The APC also claimed former President Goodluck Jonathan has been working for the ruling party and the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), because he is a ‘progressive’ statesman.

APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, stated this on Friday while featuring on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme monitored by The PUNCH.

The PUNCH had earlier reported that some APC chieftains visited the Abuja residence of former President Goodluck Jonathan last Friday.

The visit by the APC chieftains to Jonathan, who contested in the 2011 and 2015 presidential elections on the platform of the PDP, raised the stakes in permutations for the 2023 general elections.

Jonathan had lost his re-election bid to Buhari in 2015 and conceded defeat, thereby ensuring a smooth transition of power.

The former Bayelsa State governor has also been active in his role as Special Envoy of the Economic Community of West African States.

The PDP had said the APC was ‘desperate’ by the visit of its party bigwigs to the ex-president on his 63rd birthday.

But reacting on Friday evening, Nabena said, “We are not desperate. Goodluck Jonathan has been working for this government, he has been going to all African countries. If he is not a progressive person, he won’t have been working for this government.”

The PDP Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Diran Odeyemi, who also spoke on the programme, however, said there was nothing progressive about the APC.

About Editor

Otunba Sayo Akintola is a 1992 graduate of Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Financial Management and MBA from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He started his 12-year sojourn in journalism at the Nigerian Tribune in 1993 as Business and Economy reporter. He rose through the ranks to become the Group Business Editor of the nation’s oldest surviving private national newspaper, the Nigerian Tribune. He set up World Street Journal magazine in 2018.

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