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APC presidential candidate gets support from ex president kinsmen

Some Key supporters and kinsmen of former President Goodluck Jonathan have endorsed the Presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Bola Tinubu, ahead of the 2023 general elections.

The supporters and kinsmen under the aegis of Citizens Network For Peace and Development in Nigeria CNPDN, said since Dr. Jonathan declined from joining the presidential race, despite their urging, the right thing to do now is to support Senator Tinubu, who they said, has the structures and capacity to win the election.

Earlier in the year, CNPDN, was among the first Southern Coalition to openly urge former President Jonathan to run for office on the platform of the APC.

The Coalition had also involved prominent Southern leaders to prevail on Dr. Jonathan to join the race.

The former President who promised to consult widely, reneged at the last minute, paving the way for Tinubu to emerge as the presidential candidate of APC.

Addressing newsmen in Abuja, the National secretary of the Coalition, Mr. Francis Wainwei, who hails from Bayelsa State emphasized that as patriotic citizens, they could not sit back and not participate in the electoral process of the country.

Reporting by Victorson Agbenson; Editing by Chinasa Ossai, Omotola Oguneye