Posters announcing the interest of the former Nigerian President, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in the 2023 presidential election, have crept into the Rivers State. They have suddenly appeared all over Port Harcourt, the Rivers capital.

“They are everywhere”, a top aide of a Rivers politician said, “there seems to be some seriousness about this Jonathan bid.”

The appearance of these campaign materials which are popping up across the country suggests the D-day for the formal declaration of Jonathan’s presidential ambition might just be around the corner.

Youths recently stormed a building in Abuja which hosts a foundation owned by the former president to urge the former Vice President to stage a political comeback.

In Rivers State, the coordination of the Jonathan project is being handled by Elemchukwu Obowu, a former member of the Rivers State House of Assembly and one-time member of the State Executive Council.

Obowu and his associates, a source disclosed, have been working underground, meeting Jonathan sympathisers and wooing other persons within the state to buy into the project.

“Oga go soon show”, an excited female member of the pro-Jonathan project stated in a telephone chat, “We are certain he will answer the call by the Nigerian people to offer constructive leadership.

Jonathan will not be the only new face that would add colour to what is happening in the presidential race on the platform of the Progressives.


The President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan is expected to step into the ring any moment from now.