The All Progressives Congress (APC) has offered the former President Goodluck Jonathan opportunity to contest for the 2023 presidency on the platform of the party if he joins the ruling party.
This was made known by John Akpanudoedehe, the National Secretary, APC Caretaker, and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee, when asked about the speculations that Jonathan is considering to join APC, while featuring as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday.
He, however, said the opportunity that will be given to Jonathan is not automatic, noting that he would compete with other members of the party before getting the ticket.
Akpanudoedehe said: “I am hearing that for the first time that we are expecting the former President. That will be great news. We will welcome him; that will also strengthen the party.
“The last National Executive Council of the party actually gave a blanket approval to any individual that if you join APC today, it is as if you are a founding member of the party.
“So, anyone who joins today has the same opportunity to run for any office in this party. It has always been so, so I am not speculating,” he added.