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I Will Not Contest For Presidency Again – Goodluck Jonathan

Former Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan says, he would not run for the office of Nigerian President again.

This is coming amidst claims and speculations of his returning to power in future.

Jonathan said, he can’t run for the Presidency again because he was pursued out of office in 2015.

The former President said he would be diminishing himself by opting to pick a form and start lobbying people and campaigning for elections again.

He stated this in a book, ‘My Time As Chaplain In Aso Rock,” written by Nathaniel Bivan, which detailed the accounts of the Chaplain of the Aso Rock Villa Chapel during Jonathan’s era, Obioma Onwuzurumba.

The book was presented to the public on Tuesday.

But, commenting on the group that purchased the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential nomination form for N100 million, Jonathan said he enjoyed the drama because he can never become President again.

“I was enjoying the drama. At least they are not insulting me. After all, I was pursued out of the office that I was not good enough. So, if now, Nigerians are saying, ‘Oh, this man should come,’ that means they are cleaning me up. So, let me enjoy the drama.

“If you wake up tomorrow and see that I’m President again, that means there may have been circumstances beyond my control. But not to go and pick one form and go and start lobbying people and running for campaigns, be it PDP power or APC broom and moving across Nigeria. I can’t do that again; if I do that, I will diminish myself,” Jonathan said.

It will recalled that a group, the “Nomadic Pastoralists and Almajirai Community had purchased the N100 million APC nomination forms for Jonathan ahead of the party’s primary election for the 2023 General elections.

Source: DP

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