Former President Goodluck Jonathan is set to attend the Peoples Democratic Party’s national convention on May 29 in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
Jonathan has been linked to a transfer to the governing All Progressives Congress and a presidential bid under the ruling party ahead of the 2023 general elections in recent weeks.
Nigerians are speculating whether the former president would run in the 2023 presidential election.
According to sources who talked with SaharaReporters about the meeting between the former president and Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, the major opposition party’s convention was discussed.
Governor Ortom has already visited the former President at his Abuja home, according to Naija News.
A source close to Governor Ortom while speaking at the meeting said:
“At the meeting on Tuesday, Jonathan and Ortom met behind closed-door for about 40 minutes. And Jonathan was convinced to remain in PDP.”
Another assistant to the Governor, who served as Jonathan’s Minister of State for Trade and Investment, said that the PDP Governor pleaded with his former boss to attend the party’s next national convention.
The source said:
“The party wants to lobby Jonathan to attend the National Convention and work for the PDP ahead and during the 2023 general elections.
“From oga’s (Ortom) body language and excitement, it’s clear that the former president will attend the PDP presidential nomination.”