Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has denied joining the All Progressives Congress and buying nomination and expression of interest forms on the APC platform.
He did add, however, that the Presidential nomination form was purchased for him by a northern group of herders and Almajiris who pooled their money to purchase the form in his name out of love for his character and performance as president.
According to Ikechukwu Eze, the former president’s media adviser, he did not authorize the purchase of the forms for him and that if he decides to run, he will make it public.
The statement read in bits: ‘’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 would 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’’, the statement added.