– Former president Goodluck Jonathan was reported to have complained of neglect by the opposition PDP
– According to the report, Jonathan claimed that he was not assigned any role in the party
– Meanwhile, the former president is said to be ready to work for the party in any capacity
In what will be a surprise to many Nigerians, Goodluck Jonathan is reportedly not happy with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
According to This Day, the former president made this known when he met the Reconciliation and Strategy Committee of the PDP.
The committee was led by a former president of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki.
Jonathan was reported to have complained that the PDP left him in the dark, without any role assigned to him.
The former president was also reported to have told the Saraki-led team that he intentionally stood back so that he would not be seen as imposing himself on the party when he was not assigned any responsibility.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Saraki, the former Senate president, expressed optimism in Jonathan staying in the PDP.
Saraki gave this assurance on Tuesday, February 16, when some leaders of the party met with the former president amid growing speculations surrounding his projected move to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Jonathan has been rumoured to be eyeing the Aso Rock Villa again, with the ruling party looking like a pleasant destination to that dream.
In another report, Salihu Lukman, the director-general of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF), said the defection of Femi Fani-Kayode to the APC was stalled due to the strong internal democratic culture of the party.
Lukman, who spoke on Friday, February 12, in a statement obtained by Legit.ng, said Fani-Kayode “was not welcome to join APC because he doesn’t have the values required to be a member.”
According to the PGF DG, the former aviation minister tried to manipulate some leaders of the party but it was botched based on the ground of moral ethics and values.
Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at Legit.ng with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.