Femi Falana, the Human rights lawyer, has said former President Goodluck Jonathan cannot contest the 2023 presidential election due to the constitution.
The former president recently has had several calls and protests, urging him to contest the presidency.
He has also been the subject of media reports linking him with a move to the All Progressives Congress, APC
He’s believed to be capable of holding the party’s presidential ticket if he joins the ruling party.
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Falana however, cited Section 137 (3) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) to prove Jonathan cannot contest in 2023.
Falana, in a statement, said: “It has been confirmed that former President Goodluck Jonathan has decided to join the All Progressives Congress, APC, to contest the 2023 presidential election”.
However, the former President is disqualified from contesting the said election by 137 (3) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as amended which provides as follows: ‘A person who was sworn in to complete the term for which another person was elected as President shall not be elected to such office for more than a single term’.