Jonathan speaks on running for president in 2023


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Former President Goodluck Jonathan says those linking with running for president in 2023 were engaging in “mere speculation”.

He promised to continue in his service to God, humanity and Africa to the best of his ability.

Jonathan spoke Friday when he paid a condolence visit to Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa over the recent demise of his father.

“On the rumour of my interest in the 2023 presidential election, it is mere speculation. I will continue to serve God, humanity, Africa and the world to the best of his ability and with all sense of commitment and sincerity,” the former president said.

On the purpose of the visit to the Delta State Government House, Jonathan urged Governor Okowa and his siblings to continue in their father’s good works as a way of immortalising him.

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Governor Okowa appreciated the former president’s visit, noting that his grieving family took solace in the fact that their father died in Christ.

Speaking on Jonathan’s contributions to the Niger Delta, the governor said,“We appreciate your fatherly role, even within our own South-South region and I must actually use this opportunity to thank you for the establishment of the Maritime University in Okerenkoko because that actually did bring peace to us as a state.”

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