Jonathan: Why I Can’t Leave PDP Now

Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s former president, has debunked media reports hinting that he has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

An online news medium which carried the report said not only did Mr Jonathan voluntarily resigned from the PDP but has also announced his exit from active politics.

The medium publishing the report on Sunday delineated that the former president made the disclosure in Abuja while addressing a named news agency unknown to POLITICS TIMES.

Denying the report through his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, the ex-Nigerian leader said he can’t leave the now opposition party which gave him the opportunity to serve the country.

The former president, who described the publication as fake news and a calculated attempt to rubbish him said this was because he has not found a reason to leave the PDP.

“The PDP gave Jonathan the platform to serve as Deputy Governor, Governor, Vice President and eventually President of Nigeria. Jonathan has no reason at this time to resign his membership of the platform,” Mr Eze said in a statement.

“Those who derive pleasure in spreading fake information had better occupy themselves with more productive endeavours that are obviously more relevant to nation-building.

“Obviously, this is a fabrication borne out of mischief as the publishers of the fake story claimed that the former President made the statement while being interviewed by the Nigeria News Agency (NNA).

“There is absolutely no way the former President could have spoken to a non-existent news agency, as none in the country goes by that name,” he added.