The Convener of Concerned Nigerians movement, Deji Adeyanju, on Friday said former President Goodluck Jonathan would be the best presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress in 2023.
The human rights activist further stated that it would be difficult to find a presidential candidate like the former president.
He noted that under Jonathan’s administration, no critics or activist was jailed.
Adeyanju added that the former president’s government did not manipulate election for his party while in power.
He wrote: “GEJ will be the best candidate APC can present in 2023. It’s difficult to find leaders like GEJ on the continent, a complete democrat. Under GEJ, no critic or activist was jailed. Elections will be free and fair. PDP lost every election under GEJ except Ekiti where Fayose won with stomach infrastructure.
“Many of the people that criticized GEJ are now certified tyrants who will never allow freedom of speech or credible polls. Just watch how APC will write results in Anambra and declare their unpopular candidate winner.
“African leaders and even many of the critics are generally tyrants, they can’t tolerate criticism. To have a complete democrat is an advantage. GEJ that I know is not desperate for anything including power.”
In the past few months, there have been speculations that the former president might dump the Peoples Democratic Party for the APC ahead of the 2023 general election.
Jonathan, however, has denied any plan to dump the main opposition party for the APC.