The main reason why the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, his running mate, Kashim Shettima, and five APC governors visited former President Goodluck Jonathan at his Abuja residence has emerged.
KEMI FILANI NEWS had reported that Tinubu, Shettima and the APC governors visited Jonathan on Tuesday, with many indicating that it is about the 2023 elections.
Reports say the former Lagos State governor and his entourage visited to appeal to Jonathan to support the APC in the 2023 general elections.
Those who accompanied Tinubu include the Director-General of his campaign council and governor Simon Lalong of Plateau, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun; Zamfara Governor Bello Matawalle; Jigawa Governor Abubakar Badaru and their Kwara State counterpart, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.
According to Daily Trust, multiple sources yesterday said Tinubu’s team solicited Jonathan’s support for APC’s victory in the 2023 presidential election.
One of the sources said, “Jonathan is a father in the country now because he is a former president. He was one of our presidential aspirants that didn’t show up. So if you are talking of Jonathan, you are talking of APC; he is our member.
“So what they discussed basically was the issue of Tinubu contesting with Shettima on same faith ticket. As it is now, Tinubu and his supporters have started reaching out to people who are Christians to see the essence of voting a Muslim/Muslim ticket in 2023.”
Another source privy to the meeting said, “The former president was very receptive. He was very comfortable with us. He was happy that they visited him.”