Some All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains from Bayelsa State have begun moves to draft former President Goodluck Jonathan into the 2023 presidential race, it was learnt on Sunday.

The APC chieftains, according to sources, were encouraged to kick off the 'Jonathan for President' project by four APC governors from the North.

It was gathered that 10 politicians from Bayelsa, the state of the former President, had been given the mandate to begin a media campaign.

The group-led by a chieftain of the APC from Bayelsa and Jonathan's ally, was said to have met on two occasions to discuss the modalities for the campaign.

The source said the Northern governors wanted the South-South to start the campaign, promising to a play a supportive role in convincing the APC to give its ticket to the former President.

The strategy is to first begin a campaign for the South-South to complete its tenure in 2023.

He said: "Ten known politicians mainly from Bayelsa State have come together as a group. Their job is to start a media campaign on the need for the South-South to complete its tenure.

"They beleive that since every other zone that produced the President ruled the country for eight years, the South-South should be allowed to complete its tenure.


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