Court has cleared Goodluck Jonathan to contest the 2023 election.
Glamtush reports that theFederal High Court sitting in Yenagoa has ruled that former President Goodluck Jonathan is eligible to contest the 2023 presidential election.
This online news platform understands that the presiding judge, Justice Isa Hamma Dashen delivered the judgment on Goodluck Jonathan contesting the 2023 election on Friday, May 27, 2022.
Also, the court held that Jonathan’s right to vie for the office of president again cannot be stopped by any retroactive law.
While reports suggested that Jonathan had registered as an APC member in his Otuoke, Bayelsa hometown, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) insisted that the former vice president is still in its fold.
Jonathan served as vice president between 2007 and 2010 but became president in May 2010 after President Musa Yar’ Adua (to complete the latter’s tenure).
He thereafter contested for the presidential seat in 2011 and won.
But he failed to retain the position after losing to President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.