Actor Guild Of Nigeria reacts as court declare Goodluck Jonathan eligible to contest for president

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The president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, Emeka Rollas has reacted after a court sitting in Bayelsa cleared former President Goodluck Jonathan to contest the 2023 presidential election.

Justice Isa Hamma Dashen of the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa gave the ruling on Friday.

The presiding judge ruled that the former President is eligible to contest the 2023 presidency.

He also held that Jonathan’s right to vie for the office of president again cannot be stopped by any retroactive law

Emeka Rollas, AGN president, who has been clamoring for the ministry of Nollywood, via his Instagram page shared a photo of the former president, Goodluck Jonathan whilst hailing the country in a sarcastic manner.

He wrote; ”The intrigue continues, Nigeria my country”

Recall that Jonathan was sworn-in as Nigeria’s President in 2010 following the death of his principal, late Umaru Yar’Adua.

In 2015, while running for another term, a court ruled that Jonathan was eligible to contest as his first inauguration was done to complete Yar’Adua’s tenure.

However, in 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the fourth alteration of the 1999 Constitution, which bars Vice Presidents who succeed their principals from serving more than one full term.

However, in an origination summons filed by Andy Solomon and Idibiye Abraham, the plaintiffs are seeking an order of the court stating that Jonathan is not affected by the fourth alteration.

The plaintiffs requested an accelerated hearing via a motion ex parte which was granted by Justice Isa Dashen to allow Jonathan participate in the APC primary slated for Sunday, May 30.

Having been granted the permission to contest the APC presidential primary, Jonathan will slug it out with the likes of the APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu; Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Senate President Ahmad Lawan; the immediate past Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Governor Dave Umahi, Governor Ben Ayade, Senate President Ahmad Lawan; Governor Badaru Abubakar, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Senator Ajayi Boroffice and among others should he eventually join the race.

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