Despite Denying Form, Goodluck Jonathan Meets APC National Chairman

Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has met with the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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.


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