Former President Goodluck Jonathan who is considering joining the All Progressives Congress to run for President is set to face a legal battle in the coming days.

This is just as the Vice Chairman/Director of Public Affairs, Igbo Leadership Development Foundation, Dr. Law Mefor, says his group will be going to court to challenge Jonathan should he declare his intention to contest.

Mefor stated this as the Peoples Democratic Party members in the House of Representatives warned the ex-President against accepting offers of the APC and President Muhammadu Buhari.

Explaining the stand of the ILDF, Mefor, who believes the next President should be from the South-East region, argued that Jonathan had been affected by the constitutional amendment and thus had no right to contest.

Jonathan had, while addressing supporters last week, informed them that he was still consulting on whether to contest and asked them to “watch out”.

Sources also newsmen that Jonathan had given the APC the condition that he would only join the party if the President Muhammadu Buhari endorsed him and he was picked as a consensus candidate.

In a chat with newsmen, a human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), said any party that picked Jonathan as its candidate risked being disqualified.

The senior advocate maintained that Jonathan having been inaugurated as President twice could not be sworn in the third time.

Credit: Punch

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