Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, insinuations are rife that President Muhammadu Buhari is secretly wooing his predecessor in office, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
But the Progressive Governors Forum ,a forum of governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress has warned former president Jonathan not to allow himself to be persuaded to leaving the Peopled democratic Party PDP for APC for the purpose of running 2023 presidential election.
They affirmed that such move will be counter -productive in reducing his stature as an elder stateman
The Director General of PDF, Salihu Lukman who stated this against the backdrop of speculation of defection of Jonathan to APC, said not party should allow the former president to diminish his stature in running for any election in Nigeria.
They called on Nigerians to have deliberate policies that protects its leaders.
Jonathan, it would be recalled, conceded defeat while official results of the 2015 presidential elections were yet to be announced; a development that fetched him national and global acclaim.
After a few months of throwing jibes at each other, particularly on how PDP allegedly mismanaged the affairs of the nation while in power, Buhari appeared to have made up with Jonathan.
The two have been regularly meeting at the Aso Rock Villa behind close doors.
To further fueled the rumours, Buhari would time and again showered praises on Jonathan, saying his decision to throw in the towel saved the nation’s democracy.
Although Jonathan is yet to address the speculations of his flirtation with the APC, Southern leaders have taken turn to counsel him against the move.