Goodluck Jonathan: It’s too early to talk about 2023 presidential contest


Former President Goodluck Jonathan said on Friday that it was too early to talk about his interest in the 2023 presidential election.

There have been reports that the former president is being persuaded to run at the end of President Muhammadu Buhari’s two terms.

All Progressives Congress (APC) governors  had visited the ex-president at his Abuja residence in commemoration of his bbirthday during  which they launched into a private meeting with him.

Issues discussed at the meeting were not made public but the speculations doing the round as of the time said the discussions had to with 2023 ptesidential politics.

On Friday,  December 4, 2020, while speaking with reporters after attending an event organised by the Commonwealth Community Choir in Abuja, Jonathan said there were other issues to focus on ahead of the next general election.

Responding specifically to question on his possible interest on contesting the 2023 ptesidentual poll, he said: “It is too early to talk about that.”

Jonathan bared his mind on the insecurity in the country, calling for support for the federal government and the security agencies to overcome the challenges.

According to him, Nigeria was not the only country affected by insecurity, stressing that when he was on the saddle, he had security issues to contend with.

The former president continues to be tapped by President Muhammadu Buhari for important international assignments as a special envoy. Jonathan has also been involved in election monitoring and leading observation teams to some African countries .

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