A chieftain of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress and former National Vice Chairman, South-South, Hilliard Eta, has said that former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has no place in the party and will be humiliated should he come out for president under its platform.
Eta using General Yakubu Gowon (retd.) as an example said the former Head of State who was cajoled by some political hawks to come out for presidency was later humiliated. He therefore advised Jonathan to learn from it.
Eta said this on Monday during an interview on AriseTV.
â€œWhen it comes to the issue of whether the former president Jonathan is going to â€˜becomeâ€™ the consensus candidate of our party, I will like to say that something of this nature has happened in the past where certain hawks within the political system cajoled General Gowon to come out in those days, assuring him and giving him all manner of assurances; we are all living witnesses to the fact that when General Gowon came into the frame, he was roundly humiliated at the level of his local government area.
â€œThat should send a clear message to the former president that he has no place in the APC; that those who are cajoling him are doing so for whatever agenda or interest that they have and we cannot be too sure because this is a season of speculations and gossip, we cannot be too sure about things read in the social media sometimes in the mainstream media about his wanting to come to the APC.
â€œJust few days ago when the Peoples Democratic Party had its convention, the former president took a very privileged position in the programme of events, his photograph was prominent in the brochure of the PDP.â€