Former President Goodluck Jonathan has denied ever authorizing anyone to buy presidential nomination forms of the All Progressives Congress for him.
A northern coalition had obtained the forms for Jonathan at the Buhari’s House National secretariat of the APC in Abuja on Monday.
The news of the purchase has drawn global reactions.
But in a statement issued by Ikechukwu Eze, his spokesman, the former president said he didn’t authorise the purchase.
He said, “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 authorise it.
“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 any way, committed himself to this request.”
“We thank the general public for their concern, as we continue to encourage citizen participation in the affairs of the country.”