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Bayelsa APC Confirms Jonathan’s Membership, Awaits NWC Waiver to Contest

Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogbia Ward 13 in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State has finally confirmed that former President Goodluck Jonathan, has joined the APC to run for president.

The Ogbia Ward 13 chairman, Igori Freeman, confirmed that Jonathan officially joined the APC on Wednesday, 12th May, 2022, in his country-home in Otuoke community of Ogbia LGA.

Igori, however, refused to give further details of Jonathan’s registration process, but pleaded that the state chairman of the APC, Dennis Otiotio, be contacted to get the full details of the registration.

When contacted via telephone by Nigerian Tribune, the state chairman abruptly dropped the call when our correspondent requested for further details of Jonathan’s registration, and refused to take further calls put across to him.

However, a state executive member, who pleaded anonymity was contacted, said that “Jonathan has the right to join the party but based on our party constitution, he would have to wait for the National Working Committee of the APC to grant him waiver to vote or be voted for during the party’s primary.”

Stonix News recall that Jonathan had, on May 9, rejected presidential expression of interest and nomination forms of the ruling APC bought for him by a Fulani group but was reported to have made a u-turn to accept the offer.

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