Former President Goodluck Jonathan has declared that he remains a member of the main opposition party, the People’s Democractic Party, PDP.
In an e-mailed statement to The Trent on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 signed by Reno Omokri, his spokesperson, Dr. Jonathan declared that he has been a member of one political party all his life and he has no intention of leaving the PDP.
“Former President Goodluck Jonathan is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party. Throughout his sojourn on Earth, he has been a member of only one political party,” the statement read.
“Dr. Jonathan is known for his stability and loyalty. These are character traits that have been lifelong companions of his. He is also an elder statesman and that role requires that he accepts all Nigerian citizens, and indeed all the world’s peoples, in the spirit of the brotherhood of man.
“As an elder statesman and chairman of the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation, Dr. Jonathan will receive people of goodwill who apply to pay him a courtesy visit, irrespective of their political or religious leanings. Though a Christian, he has received Muslim groups and diverse other visitors.
“Dr. Jonathan intends to devote the rest of his life on Earth to building unity, and engendering opportunity for Nigerians and Africans and he has no desire, or reason to engage in partisan politics beyond being a loyal member of the Peoples Democratic Party.
“His being a member of the Peoples Democratic Party is institutional. In fact, it is more accurate to state that his eternal party is Nigeria, for which he reminds all Nigerians that they are brothers and sisters born from the womb of one Nigeria,” the statement ended.
This statement is being made amid speculations that he had dumped the PDP following the major upset of of his party by David Lyon the All Progressives Party’s candidate in the just concluded governorship poll in the oil-rich state of Bayelsa from where Dr. Jonathan hails.