Former Nigerian President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan still has a place to run for the Nigerian presidency in the upcoming general election.
The next elections to take place in Nigeria will be in 2023. The presidential elections of 2023 will not be as competitive as those of 2015, nor those of 2019. The reason is that Buhari, who has numerous supporters during the last elections, will not be eligible to compete again.
For this reason, former President Jonathan can simply win the 2023 election, especially if he chooses Ibrahim Shehu Shema or the engineer Rabi’u Kwankwaso.
Who is Jonathan Ebele Goodluck?
Goodluck Jonathan, who was born on November 20, 1957 is a Nigerian politician, he was elected President of Nigeria in 2011. And before that, Jonathan was Vice President of Umar Musa Yar’adua, who was elected President of Nigeria. in 2007, he died in 2010 while Jonathan continued to rule the country until 2015 when Buhari defeated him.
Jonathan also served as executive governor of the state of Bayelsa from 2005 to 2007.
Who are the two Northerners that Jonathan should choose to facilitate his re-election as Nigerian president in 2023?
- Ibrahim Shehu Shema is a Nigerian lawyer and politician who was born on September 22, 1965.
He was elected executive governor of Katsina state during the 2007 general election. He was re-elected for a second term in 2011 and ruled as governor of the state until 2015.
Some of the reasons Jonathan has a chance to become president again in 2023 if he chooses Shema for being late are because; He is a very influential northern elite, he is very educated, he has been involved in politics for a long period of time.
- Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso: is another northern politician who was elected governor of Kano state between 1999 and 2003, and also from 2011 to 2015.
Kwankwaso is also among the most influential northern politicians who has a large following across the country.