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Jonathan disowns Northern group, rejects APC presidential nomination forms, meet Adamu in Abuja



Former President Goodluck Jonathan has rejected the presidential expression of Interest and Nomination Forms of the All Progressives Congress (APC) purchased for him by a coalition of Northern groups.
First weekly magazine reported that the coalition, had on Monday procured the forms for Jonathan at the International Conference Centre in Abuja.
Jonathan, who dissociated himself from the group, said, buying a presidential aspiration form in his name without his consent, was an insult to his person.
The former President declared his position, in a statement issued on Monday night by his Spokesman, Ikechukwu Eze.
The statement read: “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.
“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.”
Meanwhile, former president Goodluck Jonathan on Monday night met with the National Chairman of the APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu at his Abuja residence.
Sources familiar with the meeting told our correspondent that the rejection of the so-called nomination forms, dominated talks between the former President and Adamu.
According to our source, Jonathan who, dissociated himself from the group, maintained that he was not involved in the purchase of the Party’s presidential forms.

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