Former two-term governor of Jigawa state, Sule Lamido, says he doubt if former president Goodluck Jonathan is still a card carrying member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) owing to his absence at major national events of the party.
“I doubt it; he has not been attending recent activities of our party,” Mr Lamido responded to questions regarding Mr Jonathan’s party membership in an interview with the BBC.
Jonathan was observed to have been trimming public affiliation with the party from his absence at the party’s October 2021 national convention where Iyoricha Ayu was elected national chairman.
Prior to that, widespread information also claimed that the former president might be President Buhari’s anointed in the forthcoming 2023 elections.
Although Mr Jonathan lost his reelection to Mr Buhari, he would go on to extend a rather strange bipartisan friendship to the president, frequently visiting Mr Buhari and holding private meetings.
Mr Jonathan has spent his time after office mediating in political conflicts across Africa and has not declared to be running in 2023 but the All Progressive Congress (APC) has said it would not deny him its platform if he wishes to contest in the elections.