The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it would welcome former President Goodluck Jonathan if he decides to join the party.
APC’s National Secretary, Senator John Akpanudoedehe, stated this during his appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday night.
Akpanudoedehe said Jonathan, like every other new entrant, would be accorded rights and privileges extended to all members irrespective of the date they joined.
He stated this in response to a question on if there was any truth in speculations that the party was wooing Jonathan to join and become its presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections.
“I don’t want to speculate. Everyone is allowed to join the APC, we welcome everyone who wants to join. We are getting stronger in terms of our progressive agenda. I’m hearing that for the first time, if he comes, we will welcome him, that will be great news.
“The last National Executive Committee meeting gave a blanket approval to everyone who wants to join the party and anyone who joins the party has the right to aspire for any office,” Akpanudoedehe said.
Akpanudoedehe also said APC was expecting more governors from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to join before December.