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APC confirms Jonathan’s membership, as he awaits NWC waiver to contest

By Aherhoke Okioma, Yenagoa

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

Speaking to The Trumpet on telephone, the Ogbia ward 13 chairman, Igori Freeman, confirmed that Jonathan officially joined the APC on Wednesday, May 12th, 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 our reporter the state chairman abruptly dropped the call when our correspondent requested further details of Jonathan’s registration and refused to take further calls put across to him.

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However, when a state executive member who pleaded anonymity was contacted, he 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(NWC) of the APC to grant him waiver to vote or be voted for during the party’s primary.”

It would be recalled that Jonathan had on May 9 rejected the presidential Expression of Interest and Nomination forms of the ruling APC bought for him by a Northern group but was reported to have made a u-turn to accept the offer.

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