The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is not aware that former President Goodluck Jonathan, has resigned his membership of the party.
This follows the purchase of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Expression of Interest and Nomination forms for him to contest the 2023 presidential ticket of the ruling party, by a group called the Northern Coalition, on Monday.
Reacting to the development, PDP National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba said: “I don’t really have anything to say about former President Jonathan picking up the APC Expression of Interest and Nomination forms to run for the Office of the President of Federal Republic of Nigeria. To the best of my knowledge he has not resigned from the PDP, he has not told the party“.
The leader of the Northern Coalition, made up of
nomadic Fulani pastoralists and Almajiri communities, Malam Ibrahim Abdullahi, told newsmen on Monday in Abuja, after picking the forms that Jonathan should be re-elected to enable him to complete what the good work he did as President between 2009 and 2015.
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.