Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, has revealed his stance on the nomination forms of the ruling All Progressives Congress bought for his former boss, Goodluck Jonathan.
Some groups had on Monday purchased the APC Presidential form for the ex-president. Jonathan has since denounced the move, stating he didn’t consent to the forms being bought for him.
In reaction to the news, social media users had wondered if Omokri, who has been a critic of the Buhari regime would defect to the APC with Jonathan.
He doused such thoughts in a tweet.
Omokri said, “First of all, to whet your appetite, let me say that under the rain and under the sun, I will follow Jonathan. Secondly secondly(sic), I can’t ever be one with APC. Thirdly, nobody can shave HE #GEJonathan’s head in his absence. Read between the lines. More to come!”
Jonathan served as Bayelsa State deputy governor and governor before he became Vice-President and President on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party from 1999 to 2015.
In February, some northern emirs had reached out to the former President, asking him to contest. Jonathan had also stayed away from activities of the PDP, including the last national convention.
Former Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State had also stated that it was unlikely that Jonathan was still a member of the PDP as he was no longer involved in the party’s activities.
Last month, posters of the ex-President flooded the national secretariat of the APC on Blantyre Street, Wuse 2. Youth and women groups had also demonstrated outside of Jonathan’s office in the Maitama area of Abuja.
The demonstrators, who arrived in five large buses, held up placards some of which read, ‘Jonathan, Please Run’, ‘Jonathan, do the needful’, ‘Jonathan for 2023’, ‘Jonathan Declare Now’ and ‘Goodluck Please Come Back, We Love You’.
Jonathan subsequently invited the leaders of the protesters for a private meeting and said he was not sure if he would run. He, however, asked them to ‘just watch out’.