Aloy Ejimakor, a special counsel for the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu declares if Goodluck Jonathan opts to contest for Presidency in 2023, he will not be qualified by the court and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Some supporters of the ex-President had earlier motivated him to contest for President in 2023. Jonathan’s posters had last week flooded the national secretariat of the APC.ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
Reasonable number of youth groups also matched to his office in Maitama area of Abuja last week, calling on him to join the presidential race. The protesters cried that since he left office, hunger, insecurity, and unemployment, among others has now become the order of the day. The supporters further said that both men and women have turned to beggars because of the current policies of the present administration.
In his response, ex-President replied he could not say if he would declare or not but advised his supporters to “watch out”.
But a tweet on Friday said the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria already disqualifies Jonathan from contesting in the election if INEC fails to do that.
The lawyer quoted Section 137(3) of the Constitution which says that “A person who was sworn-in to complete the term for which another person was elected as President, shall not be elected to such office for more than a single term”.