An official of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Niger State, Mr. Jonathan Vatsa has vowed to renounce the APC and leave politics if former president Goodluck Jonathan agrees to run in the 2023 presidential election under the ruling party.
He said since 2015 the ruling APC has continued to blame Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party, the PDP for the challenges facing the country but are now planning to regain power over him.
Vatsa, a former Nigerian Information, Culture and Tourism Commissioner, said that if Jonathan accepted the move, he would agree with the former governor’s comments that there was no political correctness.
According to him, ” I pray it is a mere rumour or fake news, but if former president Goodluck Jonathan accepts to contest the forthcoming election and under APC, then I will agree with a former governor who once said there is no morality in politics. I will not only leave the party, I will quit politics and go back to the farm”.
Commenting on the reactions to the news of Jonathan running for the Presidency under the APC, the party’s former Public Secretary of State, he said he was aware that the APC was desperate not to allow power to return to the opposition PDP in 2023.
He lamented that, after seven years of disappointing APC performance on all fronts, Jonathan’s election as presidential election should not be considered.
“We told Nigerians in 2015, that Jonathan was a devil, Jonathan was corrupt, Jonathan was incompetent to address Insecurity in the country, Jonathan is from a minority tribe, and all manner of propaganda, seven years after he is now an angel”
“The ruling APC lied to Nigerians in 2015 in a desperate move to get the power at all means, including the threat of violence which has today divided the country along ethnic and religious lines, adding that “this country has never been so divided as it is today,” The state party stalwart noted
He continued, “since 2015 we have continued to blame Jonathan and PDP for our inability to perform and fix the country, and now we want to give the government back to the same man we accused of destroying this country, this is a huge joke and amount to taking Nigerians for granted”
Vatsa further declared that under the APC, Jonathan cannot win the election no matter the amount of rigging by the party, adding,” Nigerians can not sincerely vote for APC again no matter who is the candidate, or is it those that their relations are with kidnappers that will vote you or those that their loved ones have been killed by kidnappers”.
“The desperation at which we want to bring Jonathan back is a confirmation that there was nothing wrong with the Jonathan government, rather some people wanted power at all cost even when they know that they are not competent and capable”.