Newstellers Nigeria recalls that on Monday evening, reports surfaced online that a Fulani group, Miyetti Allah has purchased the N100 million form for Jonathan
However, in a statement on Monday night signed by his media spokesperson, Ikechukwu Eze, Jonathan flatly rejected the form. The statement read;
“It has come to our notice that a group has purportedly purchased Presidential Nomination and Expression of Interest forms, of the All Progressives Congress APC, in the name of former President Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.”
“We wish to categorically state that Dr. Jonathan was not aware of this bid and did not authorize it.”
“We want to state that if the former President wanted to contest an election, he would make his intentions clear to the public and will not enter through the back door.”
“While we appreciate the overwhelming request by a cross-section of Nigerians, for Dr. Jonathan to make himself available for the 2023 Presidential election, we wish to state, that he has not in anyway, committed himself to this request.”
“Buying a presidential aspiration form in the name Dr. Jonathan without his consent, knowing the position he had held in this country, is considered an insult to his person. The general public is therefore advised to disregard it.”
Meanwhile, according to Channels TV, a coalition of Northern coalition groups at the International Conference Centre in Abuja purchased the All Progressives Congress’ presidential nomination and expression of interest forms for former President Goodluck Jonathan.
This is coming amid speculations that Goodluck was set to decamp to the ruling APC.