Jonathan Has No Presidential Ambition in 2023, Won’t Defect to APC, Says Media Aide
His media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, dismissed the insinuation as mere rumours, insisting that his boss does not nurse the ambition to contest for the country’s presidency in 2023
Eze agreed that Jonathan frequents the presidential villa in Abuja more than any other past president, but said the visits and meetings with President Muhammadu Buhari had nothing to do with defection or presidential ambition.
He explained that Jonathan’s regular visits to the Villa were related to his assignments as special envoy, Economic for West African countries.
He noted that Jonathan met with Buhari on Thursday to brief him on the political developments in the Republic of Mali.
Eze said, “Everything they are saying is speculation.
“Defection issue and presidential ambition are all rumours. It has no foundation. We do not want to be reacting to such (things) again. We have issued statements on this before.
“Former President Jonathan went to the Villa to brief the President on the forthcoming ECOWAS meeting in Ghana. The meeting will discuss the political happenings in Mali. So, as a special envoy, he was at the Presidential Villa to brief President Buhari.
“There are issues in Mali and at the forthcoming meeting, ECOWAS leaders are to look at the transition timetable proposed by the Malian rulers and take a position on it. It is also at this meeting that a decision would be taken on whether to sanction the Malian military ruler or not. This is the issue that took oga to the villa,” Eze was quoted by The PUNCH to have said.
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