It won’t be too long until Nigerians once again, head to the polls to decide who Buhari’s next successor would be.
A number of politicians from both north and south have already expressed interest in running for the number seat in the country, but it appears a good number of Nigerians particularly from the North, have their eyes set on the return of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan to the ballot.
National Pivot in a previous article, reported that the former president has been endorsed by a northern group, Arewa Peoples Assembly, for a return to the ballot to get the country back from the brink of collapse, and pave way for youth involvement in politics.
One facebook user who commented on Jonathan’s post remembering his late boss, former president Umar Musa Yar’Adua, said he and many people in the North who ignored advice to re-elect Jonathan, want him back in 2023.
He said, “Thank you Mr Goodluck Jonathan ! Please sir, we want you back as Nigerian President, forgive our past misunderstanding and past atrocities towards your Government, we, at the end realize you are far better! I remember my late grandfather was encouraging us to vote for you and forget Buhari, but we were then blindfolded by Buhari’s love. May Allah bless you GEJ and guide you to the right path.”
But with calls for the former president to run in 2023 gaining momentum, Jonathan in a statement on Sunday, May 10th, in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, said he is more focused on serving the nation through his foundation, although not dismissing the possibility of seeking election in 2023.
But Senator Shehu Sani expects the former president to contest in 2023 using Babangida, Obasanjo, Atiku and Buhari as examples.
IBB once said he quit politics & later returned to quit again.Obj once said he quit politics & later returned to back a candidate & quit again.PMB once said he quit & wunt contest again & later returned.Atiku once said he has reached his last bustop only to board a train.GEJ….?
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) May 11, 2020
He said, “IBB once said he quit politics and later returned to quit again.Obj once said he quit politics and later returned to back a candidate and quit again.PMB once said he quit and wunt contest again and later returned.Atiku once said he has reached his last bustop only to board a train.GEJ….?”
Meanwhile, president Muhammadu Buhari is still on the saddle, and should he keep to his word to not seek a third term in office, the North won’t be short on front runners with dethroned Emir Sanusi, Governor El-Rufai and Senator Yerima touted as possible candidates.