An unconfirmed presidency source, on Monday claims that President Muhammadu Buhari was not in support of Jonathan succeeding him.
However, a close aide to the former governor Jonathan who spoke to newsmen, claimed that other aspirants were behind the latest media attack on the former president as part of moves to mobilise chieftains against his choice as presidential candidate of the party.
According to him,
“Jonathan is a strong force and that’s unsettling APC presidential aspirants. He has registered and has been granted a waiver to contest. They’re also claiming that he didn’t submit his form and that his name was not included as one of the aspirants to face the screening panel. These claims are not true.
“The real people who matter are not complaining. The national chairman of APC and President Buhari have not dismissed Jonathan’s possible emergence. If these two men have not spoken, Nigerians should not lose sleep. The only reason why Jonathan’s presidency won’t work is if he decides not to run. Jonathan himself has not denied it. Why are those who don’t have the clout to match Jonathan complaining?”
In a conversation with newsmen, APC spokesman, Felix Morka said.
“I can’t confirm if he has submitted his forms or not. I can’t also confirm if he will be screened by the committee. So, I can’t comment on what I don’t know,” he said.