Former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, has said former President Goodluck Jonathan is yet to indicate interest in the 2023 presidential race.
He stated that if the former president was interested in the presidency he would come out to tell Nigerians his intentions.
Speaking in an interview on a live TV programme, Chidoka said Jonathan does not need to be convinced or pushed by anyone to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to the former minister, during his last discussion with Jonathan the former president never indicated any interest in the nation’s number one seat despite him (Jonathan) being in a good place to seek re-election.
He said, “As for President Goodluck Jonathan, I have not discussed #GEJiscoming with him. In the last conversation I had with him, he wasn’t indicating interest to run for any public office. He is in a good place because he represents something that every part of the country can relate to.
”He has learnt his lessons from his time in office. He is in that position that he is the leading light of the PDP as he came into power from Deputy Governor to President in the PDP. I believe his political future would be determined by making public choices.”
“I don’t think former President Jonathan would be in that position where he is being called to come and be president. If he wants to be president, he would come out boldly and say, ‘I want to be president of Nigeria again because I have the experience and have the capacity to bring back peace in Nigeria and to restore capacity in Nigeria. He can make that case for himself.
”There is no need to lure him to the race. [The] President Jonathan I know, if he has made up his mind to run, would indicate so, and I am sure he will if he makes up his mind to run.”