Jonathan Rejects N100m Nomination Form, Denies Buyers - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Monday, May 9, 2022

Jonathan Rejects N100m Nomination Form, Denies Buyers

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 | The Daily Crucible | Monday, May 9, 2023

Former president Goodluck Ebele has Jonathan denied buyers of N100m form for his presidential ambition on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC).

The ex - President said that he was not aware of the plan to purchase the forms for him by the pastoralists.

The APC Presidential Expression of Interest and Nomination for the contest of the 2023 presidential election was bought for him by nomadic Fulani pastoralists and Almajiri communities.

The ex - President who is the grand patron of the Myeti Allah ( the pastoralists) group in Nigeria, made this known on Monday through Ikechukwu Eze, his 
Media Adviser.

"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,"  Eze state in a release.

Jonathan reaction came after Malam Ibrahim Abdullahi, leader of the nomadic Fulani pastoralists and Almajiri communities, had earlier told newsmen after picking the forms that Jonathan should be re-elected to enable him to complete what he began.

“My name is Ibrahim Abdullahi, I represent two of the most vulnerable communities in our country, the nomadic pastoralists and the almajiri communities.

“We have decided to purchase this form for our former president, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, to come back and rule this country and continue with the good work he started,” he said.

Among other things, he said Jonathan was the first president since the country gained independence in 1960 that found it expedient, through his magnanimity, to remember the Almajiri community.

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