Publisher of Ovation Magazine, Mr. Dele Momodu has told Nigerians not to rule out the possibility of former President, Goodluck Jonathan seeking reelection in Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election.
Momodu noted this in an article titled, “The second coming of Goodluck Jonathan”, where he explained that the victory of US President-elect Donald trump “should bring us back to our senses”.
Jonathan ruled Nigeria from 2011 to 2015 but lost his bid for reelection in last year’s presidential polls to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Since leaving office, Jonathan’s profile internationally has risen, and Mr. Momodu says the Peoples Democratic Party chieftain may stage a comeback bid in 2019.
He wrote, “I have been reading about the rising profile of our former President, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, and wish to state without equivocation that no one should rule him out of the 2019 presidential race.
“I first hinted this possibility about two months ago and wish to reiterate that Nigerians should prepare for the shock that awaits us.
“The story of Donald Trump should bring us back to our senses. Nothing is impossible.
“The second coming of Goodluck Jonathan may be so far-fetched or even belong in those categories of impossibilities but I wish to plead with our government and my fellow citizens not to rule it out.”