The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has denied claims that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is in talks with Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to bring the former president into its fold.
Ologunagba said the ruling party "flying a kite that Dr. Jonathan is likely to join them."
He noted that the PDP is making a lot of efforts to assemble chieftains of the party, including Jonathan, who will rescue Nigeria from the APC's grip.
Do you have a groundbreaking story you would like us to publish? Please reach us through email@example.com!
“We don’t want to join issues with a sinking party which continues to fool Nigerians all the time.
“This time, they are flying a kite that Dr. Jonathan is likely to join them.
“All I can say is that the leadership of the Dr. Iyorchia Ayu-led National Working Committee is reaching out to members of the party, including the former President, to join hands with it to help rebuild and rescue Nigeria.
“APC is a special duty vehicle invented to crash Nigeria on a purposeless journey called next level. But we call on Nigerians to team up with the PDP to help win back the nation of our collective dream.
“I insist that we are not aware of our esteemed international statesman, Dr. Jonathan entering into any form of talks with the APC in a bid to join them."
Former President Jonathan joins APC? PDP speaks on defection rumour
Meanwhile, the PDP, Nigeria's lead opposition party, has reacted to the rumour that Jonathan had defected to the APC.
There had been speculations that the former president is being wooed by the APC ahead of the 2023 elections.
The opposition party said it has not received any official correspondence from for former Nigerian leader regarding the purported defection.
The news media cited the PDP's national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, as saying this on Wednesday, September 15.
The PDP spokesman said Jonathan has not informed the party of any plan to defect.
Fondly called GEJ, Jonathan served as Nigeria's president from May 2010 till May 2015 on the platform of the PDP.