Former President Goodluck Jonathan has turned down candidacy and expression of interest forms that were purchased for him by a group.
Why: On Monday, an organization called Miyetti Allah, which is dedicated to improving the lives of Fulani cattle herders in Nigeria, acquired Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s presidential nomination form for N100 million naira.
The big news: The former President on Tuesday rejected the form that the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria bought for him to join the 2023 Presidential race.
- “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 “
The Bayelsa-born politician also refuted our earlier report that he is now a member of the ruling party, which we acquired from Bashir Ahmad.
- “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.”
The 64-year-old former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria announced to the world he was unaware of the expression of interest and nomination form acquired on his behalf.
“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.”