Posted by Olowo Yusuf (Wharlhexy). on 12 May, 2022 under Naija News
Confusion is brewing in the ruling All Progressives Congress, especially, in its South-South and South-East zones over the sudden emergence of former President Goodluck Jonathan in the presidential race.
The N100 million nomination and expression of interest forms of the ruling party were reportedly bought for former President Jonathan by â€˜Normadic Herders and Almajiris Community on Monday.
Although the Bayelsa-born politician came out to distance himself from the group and their forms, Jonathan, on the same evening, reportedly paid a visit to the National Chairman of the APC and former Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Adamu, at his residence in Abuja.
Insiders confirmed that the former President was at Adamuâ€™s residence to seek assurance of the partyâ€™s support before he decamps from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to APC and make his intention to return to the office again public.
While Jonathan was in the meeting with Adamu, sources privy to their discussions told DAILY POST that although the APC Chairman welcomed the former President to the ruling party, there was absolutely no assurance that he could be handed the partyâ€™s presidential ticket.
Adamu, however, assured the ex-Nigerian leader that there would be a level playing field for all aspirants on the partyâ€™s platform during the primaries if he declares.
However, many Nigerians believe that Jonathan or people very close to him actually purchased the forms to beat the deadline for the sale of forms by the APC which actually ended yesterday.
A source from the ruling party said,
â€œYes, the former President was here at night on Monday but there was absolutely no commitment from the party Chair.
â€œWhat Iâ€™m trying to say is that Adamu did not assure him on automatic consensus ticket. Jonathan was specifically at Adamuâ€™s residence to seek assurance on his intention to pick the partyâ€™s ticket.
â€œThatâ€™s all I know for now and I can categorically tell you that Adamu welcomed Jonathan to our great party and made him understand that thereâ€™s a level playing ground for everyone.â€