2023: Protesters Storm APC Secretariat, Warn Against Imposing Jonathan

The All Progressives Congress has been warned by protesters under the aegis of the Youth Wing of the party over an alleged plan to impose a presidential candidate in the 2023 election.

The youth stormed the national secretariat of the ruling party to express their grievances over the alleged plan.

The protesters on Thursday disrupted vehicular movements along Blantyre Street.

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The protesters had banners and placards, saying imposing former President Goodluck Jonathan as the presidential candidate of the party in the 2023 race would “ultimately kill” the party.

The convener of the group, Toyin Rahim, while addressing newsmen wondered how the ruling party would impose a candidate they had called corrupt and incompetent during his first term in office.

Rahim said, “The rumour has been around for some time now that former President Jonathan of the was being wooed by some power players within the APC to join the Party and fly its presidential ticket for the 2023 election.

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“What began as a mere rumour seems to be gathering momentum so close to the presidential primary of our great party. This Jonathan project cannot fly simply because it cannot help our party and we want to do our best to ensure that our Party does not fall victim to ill-advised action that can push the party out of power.

“One of the most telling negative implications of such an action is that the APC does not have anyone of electoral value who can win an election for us except we smuggle in a former president we defeated seven years ago for his glaring incompetence as president.

“In APC today there are presidential aspirants with credible pedigrees and humongous electoral value and capacity. It is not only unnecessary to smuggle Jonathan into our great party, but it is also self-indicting and means that our Party’s performance in office has been worse than an administration that Nigerians thoroughly rejected and voted APC in 2015.”

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