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Politics of Saturday, 30 October 2021


Breaking: Former president Goodluck absent at PDP convention, jets out to Kenya

Former President Goodluck Jonathan Former President Goodluck Jonathan

Speculations were rife on Saturday, October 30, at the venue of the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abuja, when the immediate past president of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was conspicuously absent. reports that there have been rumours that Goodluck was planning to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and become its presidential candidate for the 2023 election.

Jonathan had in many fora denies such move as he said that he is committed to the unity, peace and progress of the country.

It was, however, gathered that Jonathan is currently on his way to Nairobi, Kenya to attend a high-level African union retreat of Peace, Security and Stability in Africa.

Jonathan, who is the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Special Envoy for Mali and also Chairman of Ecowas Council of the Wise will be in Kenya for 3 days.

The retreat is themed: “Improved Co-ordination and Harmonization for Impactful Mediation”.

The Special Adviser to Jonathan on Media, Mr Ikechukwu Eze, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, on Friday.