APC uncertain over Jonathan, Emefiele, Adesina

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is skeptical over three of the 26 presidential nomination forms obtained for aspirants.

The forms are those obtained for former President Goodluck Jonathan by ‘Nomadic Herders and Almajiris Community, the one for Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele by the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RFAN), and that obtained for African Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwunmi Adesina by the Coalition of Interest Groups.

Jonathan distanced himself from the group, saying he never authorized anyone or association to pick a form for him.

Emefiele dissociated himself from those who obtained the form on his behalf, clarifying that he would purchase the form on his own if the coast is clear.

While Adesina, a former Minister of Agriculture, has kept mum. He did not confirm or deny his interest in the race for the APC ticket, four days after the purchase of the form for him.

Yesterday, the curtain was drawn on the sale of forms. The submission of forms closes today.

No party official could explain last night what would happen to the forms purchased for some bigwigs who have denied giving the nod for such action.



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