Jonathan Reacts as Northern Group Buys APC Presidential Form for Him

Jonathan Reacts as Northern Group Buys APC Presidential Form for Him

  • Former President Goodluck Jonathan has dissociated himself from a northern group which bought the presidential form of the APC for him
  • The Bayelsa-born politician said the form was bought for him without his consent and he considered such a move insulting
  • A coalition of Northern groups had on Monday, May 9, purchased the form for Jonathan, saying he is the best to succeed President Buhari in 2023

FCT, Abuja - Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said he has no link to the northern coalition that purchased the presidential nomination and express of interest forms of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for him.

Earlier on Monday, May 9, the coalition procured the forms for Jonathan from the International Conference Centre in Abuja.

Jonathan, Northern Group, APC Presidential Form, 2023 Elections
Ex-President Jonathan said he did not authorise the purchase of APC's presidential form. Photo credit: Femi Adesina
Source: Facebook

However, in a statement issued on Monday night by Ikechukwu Eze, his spokesman, the former president said he didn’t authorise the purchase, TheCable reported.

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The statement read:

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“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 authorise 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 of 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.”

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Buhari's aide claims Jonathan has dumped PDP for APC

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari's personal assistant on new media, Bashir Ahmad, has claimed that ex-President Jonathan has dumped the opposition PDP for the ruling APC.

Ahmad said this in a tweet sighted by on Monday night, May 9.

"So Goodluck Jonathan has dumped the opposition PDP and now member of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC)," he wrote.


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