2023: Jonathan Unfit to be  President

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has been charged not to yield to calls seeking him to run for the 2023 presidential election.

The call was made by a human rights group, the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law, Intersociety, and Leaders of the Southeast Based Coalition of Democracy and Human Rights Organizations, SBCHROs.   

The group, however, charged the former president to join other Nigerian former leaders in building a peaceful and equitable transition of power in the coming polls. 

The leaders of the groups included Emeka Umeagbalasi, Comrade Aloysius Attah, and Comrade Vincent Ezekwueme. They noted that Jonathan is not constitutionally qualified to run for the 2023 presidency since he had taken the slot of the South-South region.

 Part of the statement reads, “The return bid of former President Goodluck Jonathan for the 2023 Presidency is morally uncalled for. The best expected of him is not to rejoin the race but to fatherly join former leaders of the country to ensure the equitable and peaceful transition of the country’s top federal seats of power in 2023; especially by joining in the ongoing, persuasive campaigns to produce the next President of the country from the Southeast and ensuring that the emerging Southeast President does not corner all or most of the critical federal public offices to his zone or region.

“Having taken the slot of his region or geopolitical zone (South-South: 2010-2015), former President Goodluck Jonathan is ineligible and unfit to seek to be the President of Nigeria again, especially in 2023. His Geopolitical Zone or Region-South-South must morally and constitutionally wait for their turn when others in line must have taken theirs.”

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