A source close to former president Goodluck Jonathan has claimed that the ex-Nigerian leader is being promoted by his successor, President Muhammadu Buhari.
Newsbreak reports that despite calls from various groups, Jonathan is yet to declare his presidential bid.
Jonathan was president of Nigeria between 2010 and 2015 when he lost power to the incumbent president, Buhari, in that year’s presidential election.
There were speculations some months ago that Buhari’s party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), was wooing the former president to run for the position on its platform.
Jonathan ran the country on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He has not, however, been active in the party since he left power.
“His number one backer is the president. Do you think he would start if he did not get the backing of Baba? He did not go and say I wanted to (vie for the presidency). He was asked to do so because they are more comfortable with him succeeding Buhari,” a source told Daily Trust in a report published by the newspaper on Wednesday.