2023: Leading S’South activist identifies those ‘confusing’ Jonathan to run

John Ogunsemore
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Jonathan and President Buhari

Notable Niger Delta activist, Comrade Joseph Evah says former President Goodluck Jonathan is being “confused” by those nudging him to run for the 2023 presidency.

Evah, who is the Leader of Ijaw Monitoring Group (IMG), said that the former president would never force himself on Nigerians.

The activist spoke in an interview with Sunday Sun.

According to him, the South-East geopolitical zone should produce the next president after President Muhammadu Buhari.

However, Evah said that political leaders from the region should not blame Jonathan if they lose the chance due to Improper organisation.

“Former President Jonathan will never force himself on Nigerians in 2023, so people should be assured of that, but let me use this opportunity to pass a message to the Igbo people, yes they are good, very good, but they must properly organise themselves before they will blame any other force against them.

“Their political togetherness is key now; they must be united with a very strong voice that will send a great signal that they need it (Presidency) like yesterday.

“Many people are looking at the direction of Jonathan now, but of course, you know that Jonathan is not an over-ambitious man.

“They are the ones that are confusing Jonathan. Jonathan is not a confusionist; he is just there waiting in the wings, but the signal is that the Igbo should go and do their homework well, let nobody say that it is Jonathan who wants to force himself to become the president.

“Jonathan by nature will never force himself on Nigerians. I repeat, the Igbo should go and do their homework well, if you look at the history of Jonathan and his political life, he never forces himself on people in any way,” Evah said.

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