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“Our incoming vice-president” – Jonathan merely used their own words to pray for Okowa

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A source close to former President Goodluck Jonathan have denied that he endorsed the Atiku/Okowa presidential ticket, accusing some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of stage-managing the meeting between them (Jonathan and Okowa) to achieve a pre-determined phantom endorsement.

Recall that Jonathan, while hosting the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ifeanyi Okowa, had reportedly declared Okowa as the incoming Vice President of Nigeria.

This was alleged to be a major word of support and by extension, a backing for the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar since it’s a joint ticket.

At the meeting last Wednesday, Jonathan held Okowa’s hand and was quoted to have said; “Our incoming vice-president — he has served two tenures as a governor.”

However, a source at the meeting facilitated by the Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed, rejected the purported endorsement, saying the former president has a soft spot for the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi who he has severally supported morally and otherwise ahead of 2023 general election.

A close ally of the former president told Daily Sun that Jonathan is not happy that the PDP turned the private visit into an endorsement for its presidential candidate.

He said journalists were not allowed to witness the private visit and conversation unknown to the host (Jonathan) that some of the PDP members at the meeting secretly videoed the proceeding and posted it online to appear as if the former president had endorsed Atiku.

The source said the visitors led by the Bauchi governor brought some kola nuts for Jonathan to pray for the “incoming vice president” (Okowa) and that the former president merely used their own words to pray for him.

Our source told Daily Sun: “You know that President Jonathan has a soft spot for the Bauchi governor who led the delegation. Atiku who had made several efforts to get Jonathan’s support was not even part of the delegation.

A source close to former President Goodluck Jonathan have denied that he endorsed the Atiku/Okowa presidential ticket, accusing some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of stage-managing the meeting between them (Jonathan and Okowa) to achieve a pre-determined phantom endorsement.

Recall that Jonathan, while hosting the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ifeanyi Okowa, had reportedly declared Okowa as the incoming Vice President of Nigeria.

This was alleged to be a major word of support and by extension, a backing for the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar since it’s a joint ticket.

At the meeting last Wednesday, Jonathan held Okowa’s hand and was quoted to have said; “Our incoming vice-president — he has served two tenures as a governor.”

However, a source at the meeting facilitated by the Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed, rejected the purported endorsement, saying the former president has a soft spot for the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi who he has severally supported morally and otherwise ahead of 2023 general election.

A close ally of the former president told Daily Sun that Jonathan is not happy that the PDP turned the private visit into an endorsement for its presidential candidate.

He said journalists were not allowed to witness the private visit and conversation unknown to the host (Jonathan) that some of the PDP members at the meeting secretly videoed the proceeding and posted it online to appear as if the former president had endorsed Atiku.

The source said the visitors led by the Bauchi governor brought some kola nuts for Jonathan to pray for the “incoming vice president” (Okowa) and that the former president merely used their own words to pray for him.

Our source told Daily Sun: “You know that President Jonathan has a soft spot for the Bauchi governor who led the delegation. Atiku who had made several efforts to get Jonathan’s support was not even part of the delegation.

This article was updated 2 days ago

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