September 27, 2022

By Akin Irede
Posted on Friday, 27 May 2022 18:36
A grand plot to anoint former President Goodluck Jonathan as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is unsettling other presidential aspirants in the APC including Lagos godfather Bola Tinubu, who is in pole position to win the primary. With a federal court giving Jonathan the right to contest the election, the former president must now cross one last hurdle to secure the ticket.
Ahead of the APC presidential primary, news has began to circulate that Jonathan may be favoured by President Muhammadu Buhari. The former president has not said whether he intends to throw his hat in the ring, and a spokesman for Jonathan has said he would seek the APC nomination in any event.
But The Africa Report has learned that a small cabal in the presidency led by Buhari’s influential nephew, Mamman Daura, has already endorsed the former president and begun leaning in to ensure that he gets the APC ticket.
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