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2023: How Plot To Draft In Jonathan Collapsed by Islie: 9:44pm On Jan 22
•As APC Presidential aspirants Show Interest in National Chairmanship slot

By Emmanuel Aziken

Fresh insights into the jostling for the All Progressives Congress, APC 2023 presidential ticket have revealed how the plot to project and draft former President Goodluck Jonathan into the party’s 2023 presidential race collapsed.

The collapse of the Jonathan plot ostensibly pushed by some elements in the leadership of the party with the intention of taking over power from him in 2027 came against the background of whispers that projecting Jonathan would further humiliate Transportation Minister Chibuke Amaechi.

Meanwhile, despite claims of gains made by canvassers for Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Saturday Vanguard understands that two unusual political camps in the APC were already set to work against him.

The two camps include close aides of the president who have not forgiven him for supposedly overreaching himself while serving as acting president and the camp of his erstwhile political benefactor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

Sources privy to the move to project Dr. Jonathan as the APC presidential candidate in 2023 disclosed that the plot was indeed real with associates of the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami working together with two northwest governors and one Northeast governor to actualize the campaign.

The APC chieftains, it was gathered, had also recruited a close associate of Dr. Jonathan’s from Kebbi State who served in his government to Marshall the plan.

However, despite the influence of the group in the party and their privileged walk-in opportunity to the villa, the plot was said to have collapsed on further interrogation.

Among the issues raised in killing the Jonathan plot was the notable question of convincing Nigerians to buy a product that was thoroughly abused eight years ago.

“How do we go back to Nigerians to tell them that this man we said was not good in 2015, is now good? How do we sell him,” a source privy to one of the governors disclosed to Saturday Vanguard.

Another consideration was the Amaechi factor. It was gathered that a school of thought within the presidency was strongly against the Jonathan candidacy on the claim that it would be unconscionable given the role played by Amaechi in enthroning President Muhammadu Buhari in power.

Saturday Vanguard reports that in canvassing Buhari for the presidency in 2015 that Amaechi was loathed in many parts of the South-South for betraying his ‘brother’.

“So, how do you look Amaechi in the face and tell him that you are presenting Jonathan who he opposed to bring Buhari,” the source quipped. That was against the background of the continuing hope by the Amaechi camp for the 2023 presidential ticket.

Noting how Amaechi’s proxy, Dr. Dakuku Peterside was denied a second term as director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA the source said that projecting Jonathan would have been too much for Amaechi to take.

Another source privy to the Jonathan plot to field him as the APC presidential ticket in 2023 disclosed that the former president became disenchanted with the PDP after the opposition party continued to ignore him both in Bayelsa and at the national level.

At a meeting to ponder the option of his return to power last December attended by youth activists from the six geopolitical zones in Yenagoa, attendees were told of how the PDP had continued to humiliate the former president.

“We were told that the PDP could not consider giving him (Jonathan) a slot to fill either in the Bayelsa or even at the national level,” the source who was present at the strategic meeting of youths disclosed.

Meanwhile, Saturday Vanguard learnt at the weekend that the presidential contenders in the APC are subtly weighing in to influence the choice of a national chairman of the party ahead of the national convention scheduled for next month.

Four names were said to have been marked down for the chairmanship of the contest with some of them being actively pushed and bankrolled by some declared and yet to declare presidential hopefuls.

The four according to reliable sources include the immediate past governor of Nasarawa State, Tanko Al-Makura who is being pushed by members of the defunct Congress For Progressive Change, CPC. He was subsequently adopted by one of the declared presidential candidates from the Southwest.

Another chairmanship candidate said to have been under consideration is Saliu Mustapha, a former Deputy National Chairman of the CPC. It was gathered that he was being canvassed by a presidential hopeful from a juicy government agency.

A third aspirant Bawa Bwari, a former minister of mines and chief whip of the House of Representatives. Bwari it was gathered was being canvassed from within the Federal Executive Council, with a well-known Buhari protegee in the cabinet coordinating his cause.

It was gathered that the Bwari candidacy arose following issues raised over the suitability of some of the other major candidates that had earlier declared.

A fourth candidate being pushed by some chieftains is former governor of Nasarawa State, Senator Abdullahi Adamu. Senator Adamu is presently chairman of the party’s reconciliation committee who has been going round the states. His canvassers say that his emergence as chairman would benefit the party as it would enable him to from that position continue on what he has been doing.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2022/01/2023-how-plot-to-draft-in-jonathan-collapsed/

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Re: 2023: How Plot To Draft In Jonathan Collapsed by Xscape1993(m): 9:47pm On Jan 22
APC is a confused party. Evil party.

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Re: 2023: How Plot To Draft In Jonathan Collapsed by alsudan: 9:52pm On Jan 22
Today it’s Jonathan, tomorrow Osinbajo, Next tomorrow Fayemi, another day Amaechi, then even Thiefnibu of all people.

PDP should borrow APC one of their competent Presidential Candidates.

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Re: 2023: How Plot To Draft In Jonathan Collapsed by Nobody: 10:01pm On Jan 22
Keep scrolling you'll find the comment you're looking for

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Re: 2023: How Plot To Draft In Jonathan Collapsed by Baawaa(m): 10:01pm On Jan 22
2023 elections will be very interesting

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Re: 2023: How Plot To Draft In Jonathan Collapsed by Omicron007: 10:01pm On Jan 22
shocked

Someone should tell the guy below me that he hasn't seen anything yet.

From now till next year, you no go fit drink water drop cup!

APC and PDP both failed this country.

A lot of those people you call Heroes also failed this country.






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Re: 2023: How Plot To Draft In Jonathan Collapsed by iCauseTrouble: 10:01pm On Jan 22
Who else is tired of all these 2023 tales?

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Re: 2023: How Plot To Draft In Jonathan Collapsed by EshjayLee(m): 10:02pm On Jan 22
Unserious party! May God deliver Nigeria Nigeria from them come 2023

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Re: 2023: How Plot To Draft In Jonathan Collapsed by Chikpat(m): 10:02pm On Jan 22
Good. Regardless of his humiliation, Jonathan should bear the pains same way he was humiliating and ignoring OBJ's advice to him in national and party affairs when he was the president and OBJ bore the pains. Karma is indeed a bitch and it has come to
fvck the guy.
The truth is that like Tinubu, Jonathan is not good for Nigeria.

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Re: 2023: How Plot To Draft In Jonathan Collapsed by socialmediaman: 10:02pm On Jan 22

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Re: 2023: How Plot To Draft In Jonathan Collapsed by Nobody: 10:02pm On Jan 22
anyhow these old men wan drive this country go make dem drive.. I don tire abeg to dey hear all these election matter

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Re: 2023: How Plot To Draft In Jonathan Collapsed by yinkus6750(m): 10:03pm On Jan 22
ThankGod they realised Nigerians cant be foiled a a second time.
I hope the convention wont end up breaking up the party.

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Re: 2023: How Plot To Draft In Jonathan Collapsed by Starz825(m): 10:03pm On Jan 22
I have always said this and I will say it again...
GEJ can never become the president of Nigeria again in his lifetime...

Not for any reason other than the fact that he has just 4yrs...
Even if the north plots to use him for four years so that they can get back in power quickly...the south will blatantly say NO..

Any presidential candidate of the south south ,south west or south east will always want to use their 8yrs completely....

Nobody want a candidate with a four year tag on his head ..

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Re: 2023: How Plot To Draft In Jonathan Collapsed by Authoreety: 10:03pm On Jan 22
We know na
Re: 2023: How Plot To Draft In Jonathan Collapsed by IpobAntidote: 10:04pm On Jan 22
Jona daft can't win jack shit. stop wasting print media space on this trash made up news.

Too many gossip, junk trash beer parlor journalism in Nigeria. No credible source, just some lazy journalist pushing false narratives that doesn't exist.
Pathetic . SMH

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Re: 2023: How Plot To Draft In Jonathan Collapsed by Amspecial: 10:05pm On Jan 22
grin
Re: 2023: How Plot To Draft In Jonathan Collapsed by merits(m): 10:05pm On Jan 22
angry

Re: 2023: How Plot To Draft In Jonathan Collapsed by OneTwoOne(m): 10:05pm On Jan 22
Nothing like GEJ ambition in APC at first. It was hoax.

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Re: 2023: How Plot To Draft In Jonathan Collapsed by updatechange(m): 10:05pm On Jan 22
Rubbish plot... Weytin he won come do before?

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Re: 2023: How Plot To Draft In Jonathan Collapsed by Salvador1: 10:05pm On Jan 22
If jona contest under APC I will campaign against him.

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Re: 2023: How Plot To Draft In Jonathan Collapsed by MyVILLAGEpeople(m): 10:05pm On Jan 22
angry

Can we just burn down this country angry

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Re: 2023: How Plot To Draft In Jonathan Collapsed by YellowMayor(m): 10:06pm On Jan 22
Islie:
•As APC Presidential aspirants Show Interest in National Chairmanship slot



https://www.vanguardngr.com/2022/01/2023-how-plot-to-draft-in-jonathan-collapsed/


What do you expect?
Re: 2023: How Plot To Draft In Jonathan Collapsed by jetwonder(m): 10:06pm On Jan 22
grin confused and expire old men!!!

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Re: 2023: How Plot To Draft In Jonathan Collapsed by atheistandproud(m): 10:06pm On Jan 22
Politics

A very dirty game

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Re: 2023: How Plot To Draft In Jonathan Collapsed by Edubela: 10:06pm On Jan 22
Chai...that's not fair
Re: 2023: How Plot To Draft In Jonathan Collapsed by FreeStuffsNG: 10:06pm On Jan 22
It was DOA wink wink

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Re: 2023: How Plot To Draft In Jonathan Collapsed by Woopad: 10:07pm On Jan 22
Too bad
Re: 2023: How Plot To Draft In Jonathan Collapsed by Tonylyte(m): 10:07pm On Jan 22
Jonathan would have lost all the respects he's garnered from the populace if it had happened.

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Re: 2023: How Plot To Draft In Jonathan Collapsed by JosephXavier: 10:08pm On Jan 22
If Nigeria is fair to Igbos, then let Igbos produce the president or they should conduct referendum for them to determine if they still want to be in Nigeria

They have competent people like Peter Obi, Kingsly Moghalu, Chris Ngige and even Pius Anyim

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Re: 2023: How Plot To Draft In Jonathan Collapsed by juman(m): 10:08pm On Jan 22
Buhari go in one way.
Osinbajo is his choice.

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Re: 2023: How Plot To Draft In Jonathan Collapsed by Munzy14(m): 10:08pm On Jan 22
iCauseTrouble:
Who else is tired of all these 2023 tales?
I

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