Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has stated that he did not sanction the purchase of the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential nomination form for him by the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association.
According to Nigerdeltadigest, the group obtained the form for Jonathan in Abuja on Monday.
However, Jonathan’s spokesman, Ikechukwu Eze, stated in a statement that the former president had no connection to the northern alliance that acquired the form.
He warned those behind the sham to stop defaming his name and encouraged Nigerians to ignore it.
Purchasing a presidential ambition form in his name without his authorization, knowing the position he had in the country, was deemed an insult, according to him.
“We wish to categorically state that Dr. Jonathan was not aware of this bid and did not authorise 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,” he stressed.
Eze added that Jonathan had not in any way committed himself to run for president.