Former president Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has rejected the N100 million Presidential Nomination and Expression of Interest forms, of the All Progressives Congress APC purportedly purchased for him by some groups.
News broke late Monday that a coalition of supporter groups from the northern part of the country had bought form for the ex-president.
Though there have been increased speculations about whether the former President will run for the office of the President in the 2023 general elections and there have been several calls from his supporters for him to do so.
But the former President is yet to decide whether he would contest or not, neither has he spoken about the possibility of changing parties.
Jonathan’s Media Adviser, Ikechukwu Eze, who in a statement hours after the news, described the move by the group as ‘an insult’ adding that his principal did not authorise the purchase.
The statement reads, “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 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.”