- Photo L-R: Jonathan, Adamu*
Former president Goodluck Jonathan paid a visit to the Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, (APC) Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu on Monday evening fueling speculations that he was on his way to the ruling party and may be privy to the purchase of expression of interest form for the Presidency in 2023 by a Northern Group.
In what appears to be a hide-and seek game however, the former President’s media office has issued a statement saying Jonathan has no knowledge of the procurement of the Form and was not a member of APC at the time the form was bought in his name.
The statement read: “The Attention of the Office of former President Goodluck Jonathan, has been drawn to the purported purchase of the Presidential Nomination and Expression of Interest form, of the All Progressives Congress APC, in his name, by a group named “FULANI GROUP .
“We wish to inform the General Public, particularly Nigerians, that Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has no knowledge whatsoever of the personalities behind the purported purchase of the form, in his name, not have any relationship with the association.
“It should be noted, that as at the moment, Dr Goodluck Jonathan is not a member of the APC and therefore could not have accepted such gesture, from those behind the move.
“While we appreciate the overwhelming request by 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, even though some of them, considered patriotic.
“The general public is hereby urged, to disregard the action of the group, as it has no consent nor approval from Dr Goodluck Jonathan.”