There are indications that some top stakeholders in the All Progressives Congress on Tuesday night sold Goodluck Jonathan candidacy to President Muhammadu Buhari.
It was gathered that the stakeholders which include governors sold the idea of the former president serving for a term in office and handling over to his Vice.
According to Vanguard, sources claimed that the stakeholders plan to pick Jonathan’s running mate from North-East.
The sources further stated that both President Buhari and Jonathan have reached an agreement on the deal.
One of the sources said, “Jonathan has agreed in a way to serve only one term but not on the platform of the PDP. I am aware of what is going on and the deal thrown at Jonathan.
“Some APC governors, also known are the ones asking Jonathan to throw his hat in the ring. From what I know and the meeting I attended, they sold the idea to Buhari.
“Jonathan has already met Buhari in the villa and the deal has been sealed. The game is that he will only serve one term (because he cannot do two terms having been elected for the first term earlier) and hand over to his vice, who will come from the North-East.
“They know that the former president is obedient and will do their bidding, they have seen it in the past. As you know, the North still wants to retain power and that is why they are throwing the offer at him.”
Another source disclosed that the stakeholders have no plan to support the presidential ambition of the national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo ambition.
The source said, “They do not want Tinubu or Osinbajo. In fact, what worked against Osinbajo is that they see him as an extension of Bola Tinubu, who still defers to Tinubu.”
The source, however, concluded by saying, “things are still in a state of flux and last-minute jostling may still upturn the arrangement.”
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