Former President Goodluck Jonathan has spoken out about why he would not run for office again amid rumors that he might retake the presidency.
Jonathan claimed that because he was ejected from government in 2015, he cannot run for president again.
The former president claimed that by choosing to choose a form and begin lobbying individuals and running for office once more, he would be devaluing himself.
He made this claim in the book “My Time As Chaplain In Aso Rock,” authored by Nathaniel Bivan and detailing the experiences of Obioma Onwuzurumba, the Aso Rock Villa Chapel Chaplain during Jonathan’s reign.
On Tuesday, the book was released to the general public.
However, Jonathan said he relished the drama because he can never run for president again when asked about the group that paid N100 million to buy the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential nomination form.
Prior to the APC primary election, a group, the Almajirai community, and Nomadic Pastoralists paid N100,000,000 for Jonathan’s candidacy forms.
I was enjoying the drama, Jonathan remarked. At least they don’t call me names. After all, I was told that I wasn’t good enough when I was chased out of the workplace. So, if Nigerians are now urging this man to arrive, it indicates they are putting me in order. Let me now take in the drama.
“If I’m President again when you wake up tomorrow, it may have been due to events beyond my control. However, you shouldn’t choose one form, go across Nigeria lobbying others, or seek for office under the PDP or APC banners. I can’t do it again because I would be lowering my standards.