Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan may be eyeing a return to the Aso Rock Presidential Villa as reports have emerged claiming he met with Southsouth leaders coordinating his alleged 2023 campaign.
It was gathered that shortly after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja last Thursday, Jonathan at held a meeting with his coordinators on December 27, 2021, at Aridolf Hotels and Spars in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
According to The Nation, two northern All Progressives Congress (APC) governors are reportedly behind plots for Jonathan to return to power which will also enable the North to reclaim Aso Rock after four years.
A source said the governors of two Northwest states are championing the plot for a Jonathan presidency and they want one of their own to run as his Vice President.
He added that the scheme was part of the reasons a minister from the Southsouth spoke recently against the then administration of Jonathan.
“The coordinators of the group plotting for Jonathan to return to Aso Rock in 2023 met recently with Jonathan at his wife’s Aridolf Hotels and Spars,” the source said.
“The chairman of the group, Chief Dikivie Ikiogha, and other Southsouth coordinators were present at the meeting. Jonathan indicated an interest in their campaign and asked them to return to their different states to continue with their campaign.
“This plot has been kept active by two governors from the Northwest, who are plotting for a strong APC Northern governor to become Jonathan’s running mate.
“There is also a plan to reconcile Jonathan with the Southsouth minister.”