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Jonathan now a registered member of APC, Buhari’s aide claims

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Dr Goodluck Jonathan (left) with APC National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu (Photo undated)

ABUJA – Bashir Ahmad, an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari Monday night, insinuated that former President Goodluck Jonathan may have finally defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), and has picked one of its presidential nomination forms.

Ahmad, who is Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on the New Media had at about 8.35 pm, in a tweet on his verified Twitter handle tweeted “So Goodluck Jonathan has dumped the opposition PDP and now member of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC)”.

Also, while retweeting an earlier tweet by BBC, Ahmad hailed the British broadcast behemoth for its understanding of Jonathan’s move.

Speaking in a telephone chat, in Abuja, he explained that all circumstances point to the fact that the former President would be seeking to return to office on the platform of the party that removed him from office more than seven years ago.

According to Ahmad, a political party will sell nomination and expression of interest forms to only its registered members, adding that nobody will pay so much as N100 million for a cause he is not willing to pursue.

“No one will give out N100 million to buy Presidential forms from a party he’s not a member of. The primary criterion for parties to sell their forms to you is that you must first be a registered member”, Ahmad said.

On Monday, a northern group paid N100m to purchase APC presidential nomination forms for Jonathan, an indication that he has decamped to the ruling party. (TheNiche)

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