A governor of a Northern state under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) paid for the Nomination and Expression of Interest forms for former President, Goodluck Jonathan.
A viral report on Monday confirmed that a coalition of Northern socio-cultural groups; basically of Fulani extraction, purchased the APC nomination form for Jonathan to contest for the 2023 presidency.
However, the former President, through his Media Adviser, Ikechukwu Eze, said he did not authorize the purchase; adding that he considered the move by the group “an insult”, particularly since he was not a member of the ruling party.
However, sources on Tuesday revealed that a serving northern governor; whose identity was not disclosed, credited the APC Collection Account domiciled with Heritage Bank, with N100million.
The bank had also in a letter dated May 9, 2022, told the APC that it received the amount.
The letter was titled, ‘Notification of credit into account: All Progressives Congress (APC) Collections Account: 5600007616’.
Reports have it that two influential governors from the northern part of the country are plotting a return bid of Jonathan.
Multiple sources, who are in the know, said the two governors; close to President Muhammadu Buhari, have secured the buy-in of a section of the presidency; basically to actualize their agenda of drafting the former president into the presidential race.
While one of the governors is from the North-West, the other is from the North-East geopolitical zone.
The two governors have been playing key roles in the affairs of the APC in the last few years.