Citizens Network for Peace and Development has assured that former President, Goodluck Jonathan will join the 2023 presidential race.
The group asserted that the former leader is only delaying his declaration because he is still making consultations.
The organization stated that Jonathan is ensuring that he pays homage to every facet that has a role to play in the 2023 presidential election before he makes a public declaration.
Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Monday, CNPD national coordinator, Raphael Okorie, boasted that Jonathan has already won the hearts of every region, and hence will become Nigeria’s next president come 2023.
While calling on Jonathan to immediately join the race, Okorie said the former president may contest the election under the platform of the All Progressives Congress.
Okorie said, “The entire country, men, women, East, North, South and West are unanimous for Jonathan to contest the 2023 presidential election.
“The presidential election is not a Local Government election and a man who has been the Grand Commander-in-Chief of this country knows the full import of running in a presidential election.
“What he is doing is to respect every facet that has a role to play in the 2023 presidential election by consulting and having discussions with them and having them buy into this project. The man we are talking about is not selfish about becoming a President, he is not ambitious about becoming a President because he has been the commander of this nation.
“Therefore, he is making every step to see that consultations are full and conclusive before taking a step. But I can assure you today that Jonathan is going to run for the 2023 presidential election, God’s willing he is going to become the next President.”