Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has met with the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Naija News reports that the meeting which was held behind closed doors occurred on Monday night.
Recall that a Northern group had purchased the Presidential Nomination and Expression of Interest forms for the former leader under the umbrella of the ruling party.
The development had since sparked curiosity as Nigerians are left in the dark on Jonathan’s untold defection to APC.
But in a statement by his spokesperson, Ikechukwu Eze, Goodluck Jonathan had denied joining the 2023 presidential race.
The former president stated that if he decides to join the contest to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari he won’t do so from the ‘back door.’
The statement reads partly: “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 will not enter through the back door.”
The rejection of the so-called nomination forms by the northern group dominated talks when Jonathan met APC chairman Abdullahi Adamu.
Jonathan told Mr Adamu he was not involved in buying the forms, according to a source familiar with the meeting.
According to Vanguard, the former president had concluded plans to accept the nomination form and meet with the APC leadership since Sunday morning but was strongly prevailed upon by those seen as his ‘inner caucus friends’ to shelve the move and remain in the PDP even without being active in the party.
“These people have been pressurizing Jonathan until the very last minute not to accept to run on the APC ticket no matter how tempting the conditions may be. That was why the former president did not present himself to the APC National chairman on Sunday when the form was to be formally presented to him by the Almajiri who want to show him appreciation for what he did for them during his tenure by building schools and rehabilitating them,” the source said.
“The main argument of those opposed to Jonathan running on the APC ticket is that it would be belittling to his image and standing in the world for him to do so given where he had been and what he represents as a former president of Nigeria. But the point is that the deadline for picking the form is this week and if he does not accept the form, the window would be closed and the opportunity lost,” one source explained
This article was originally published on Nigeria News
The Absa SHE STARS Program for female Kenyan Entrepreneurs 2022
The Absa SHE STARS Program supports female entrepreneurs from various sectors in Kenya to overcome some of the most prevalent challenges...
SASSA Jobs or Careers
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) is a government entity that is not only responsible for distributing social grants to...
How To Search For Jobs Vacancies For SASSA
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) is a government entity that is not only responsible for distributing social grants...
Apply For Central Queensland University Australia HeART Of The Basin Scholarship 2022/2023
Apply For Central Queensland University Australia HeART Of The Basin Scholarship 2022/2023 Scholarship Description: The CQUniversity is offering 2022 HeART...
Apply For University Of Melbourne Australia Faculty Of Science Postgraduate Writing-Up Award 2022/2023
Apply For University Of Melbourne Australia Faculty Of Science Postgraduate Writing-Up Award 2022/2023 Scholarship Description: The University of Melbourne is...
Apply For Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship For Undergraduate Studies 2023
Apply For Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship For Undergraduate Studies 2023 Scholarship Description: The Monbukagakusho: MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture,...
Yul Edochie’s First Wife, May Releases Breath Taking Photo After Husband’s Second Wife Saga
May Edochie, Wife of Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has released new breathtaking photo, weeks after her husband announced his second...
CharlyBoy leads protest against killing of Deborah Samuel (photos)
Popular Nigerian singer and activist, Charles Oputa, aka Charly Boy today May 23, led a protest against the gruesome killing...
British politician Imran Ahmad Khan is jailed for 18 months for historical sex assault on teenage boy
British politician Imran Ahmad Khan has been jailed for 18 months following his conviction for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy. The...
“No man wants to be with you because you’re bitter” Bobrisky writes as he and Tonto Dikeh resume their beef
Former best friends Bobrisky and Tonto Dikeh are calling each other out on Instagram. Bobrisky threw the first punch and Tonto...
EFCC arrests 22 suspected internet fraudsters in Asaba
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Command have arrested 22 suspected internet fraudsters. The suspects were...
Grandson stabbed granddad to death after finding out he was accused of sex abuse
David Oliver, 74, was accused of historic sex abuse against girls, a court heard (Picture: Central News/Web) A 25-year-old man...
Dave Filoni Recalls Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka Tano Screen Test
Dave Filoni, executive producer, director, writer, and Star Wars mastermind of Disney+’s The Mandalorian, recalls Rosario Dawson’s screen test as Ahsoka Tano. Filoni helped...
‘I Spent N30m, The Producers Could Not Pay Me’ – Caroline Danjuma Speaks On Appearance In Reality Show
Former actress, Caroline Danjuma has revealed that the producers of Real Housewife of Lagos, a reality TV show she features...
Marie-Laure ‘Kayane’ Norindr Interview: Daija Arcade Stick
The secret to becoming a professional player at any video game is practice, which is especially true of the fighting...
Jobs3 weeks ago
NPower Payment News Today (Friday May 6, 2022): Stipend, Nexit Training, Batch C Stream 2, Shortlist, Deployment, Batch A, B & C, NEXIT Latest News
Jobs2 weeks ago
NPower Payment News Today (Monday May 16, 2022): Stipend, Nexit Training, Batch C Stream 2, Shortlist, Deployment, Batch A, B & C, NEXIT Latest News
Latest Movies2 months ago
Temptation Island 2022: Meet Karyna Auletta, Therapist From California
Foreign Affairs1 week ago
Two British glamour models rip each other’s hair out in night out scrap
Jobs2 weeks ago
Npower Latest News On Payment For Today 10Th May 2022
Jobs3 weeks ago
NPower Payment News Today (Monday May 9, 2022): Stipend, Nexit Training, Batch C Stream 2, Shortlist, Deployment, Batch A, B & C, NEXIT Latest News
Technology1 year ago
Steps By Step Guide On How To Add Your Blog/Website On Phoenix News Browser For More Traffic
Business1 week ago
Apply For KYEOP Busines Grants Registration 2022 For Kenya Youths (Cycle 8)