On the 26th July,2017, the Nigerian Senate passed a Bill to amend the Constitution.
The House of Representatives gave its concurrence to the same Bill on 3rd, October 2017.
And the President, Muhammadu Buhari, assented to it,on the 11th, June 2018 to make it an Act.
That Act is now referred to as the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 ( 4th alteration, No.16) Act, of 2017.
This Act altered section 137 of the Nigerian Constitution by inserting a new sub section.. . .section 137 (3) of the 1999 Constitution.
It provides as follows:
× A person who was sworn-in to complete the term for which another person was elected as President, shall not be elected to such office for more than a single term.
Therefore, Goodluck Jonathan, having been sworn-in to complete the tenure of President Yaradua, upon his death; and having been elected thereafter, for a period of 4yrs that ended in 2015, can no longer contest in 2023.
He is now Constitutionally barred.
So, all those who are calling on him, including those youths who purportedly stormed his office few days ago, to beckon on him to contest in 2023, are doing so in futility.
It appears that President Jonathan, and his handlers are unaware of this provision of the 1999 Constitution, as amended.
In my humble opinion, His Excellency, Good luck Ebele Jonathan is ineligible to contest.