Former President Jonathan Rejects APC Nomination Forms

The Former president Goodluck Jonathan has rejected the presidential nomination and expression of interest forms of the All Progressives Congress (APC) bought for him by a group from northern Nigeria.

Jonathan described the purchase of the form, ‘without his consent’ as an ‘insult’.

In a statement by his spokesperson, Ikechukwu Eze, the former president said if he wanted to contest an election, he would make his intentions clear to the public instead of entering through the back door.

Jonathan governed Nigeria on the platform of the PDP for five years before losing his re-election bid to Muhammadu Buhari of the APC in 2015.

A Fulani group, under the aegis of the Nomadic Pastoralists and the Almajiri Communities had purchased the forms for the former president yesterday.

Meanwhile, insider sources say Jonathan met with the APC National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, at a secret location in Abuja few hours after the group purchased the forms and urging him to run.