2023: Ongoing primary election, complete mess, failed process – Goodluck Jonathan


Former President Goodluck Jonathan has described the ongoing primary elections across the country as a mess.

According to reports, aspirants and delegates in some parts of the country have monetized the process.

Some aspirants who lost the election had demanded a refund from delegates who were given millions of Naira in a bid to secure a ticket for the 2023 elections.

Speaking on Thursday in Abuja during a book launch titled “Political Party Governance” as authored by Dr. Mohammed Wakil, a former Minister of State, Jonathan said the process has failed.

According to the former president, it would not be good to elect a president and governors using the same process.

Jonathan said: “These whole primaries going on across the country is a mess. This is not a standard practice. The process has failed.

“We cannot use the process to elect president, governors, senators and House of Representatives members and others.

“The process has already failed, which is not good for the country. But we will manage and move on.

“We pray that good people should come. I hope that what happened this year, 2022 will not happen again in this country.”