Barr. Olusegun Bamgbose, a leader of the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, has predicted that former President Goodluck Jonathan will defect to the All Progressives Congress, APC, soon.
The ruling party, he claims, is leaving no stone unturned in its efforts to maintain power at any cost.
The APC, according to Bamgbose, is unconcerned with the current administration’s dismal performance, which President Muhammadu Buhari leads.
According to the senior lawyer, Senator Stella Oduah recently joined the party, who added that Oduah’s move was in preparation for Jonathan to decamp.
“It’s the carrot they’re dangling in front of him,” says the narrator. Is it possible that he would be given the APC presidential ticket? According to him, Jonathan has agreed in principle to join the APC before January 2022, citing a source close to the former President’s team.
“After honourably accepting loss in 2015, he has been persuaded by some APC stalwarts that he is the most competent Southerner to succeed Buhari.
He claimed, “They were able to persuade him that it’s time for revenge for what he did in 2015.”
“This is why Jonathan has shown no interest in his party’s internal squabbles, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
“Other things being equal, Jonathan would join the APC with a Governor and a Senator to persuade the party that he is still politically viable.
“The APC intends to shake up the PDP in order to neutralize them in the run-up to 2023 politically. The PDP is expected to split into factions in the near future.
“This is merely the grand plan,” says the narrator.
The APC has decided to zone the presidency to the south, and the PDP will follow suit. They will go to whatever mile to prevent Atiku Abubakar from receiving a PDP ticket.
“The fear is that if Atiku runs against a Southern candidate, ethnic emotions will emerge. On the other hand, Nigerians should reject both the APC and the PDP, as Jega once suggested. Nigerians should expect a new administration in 2023.