I Can Not Contest For Nigerian President Again - Former President Goodluck Jonathan

By Damilare Adeleye

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has stated that he can never seek to return to Aso Rock Villa as the country's President again.

Opening up on why he cannot contest for the Presidency again, the ex-Nigerian leader said he was pursued out of office in 2015, and by implication, it would be diminishing for him to opt to pick a form and start lobbying people and campaigning for elections again.

His disclosure was contained in a book titled ‘My Time As Chaplain In Aso Rock,” written by Nathaniel Bivan, which detailed the accounts of the Chaplain of the Aso Rock Villa Chapel during Jonathan’s era, Obioma Onwuzurumba.

The book was presented to the public on Tuesday.
On the group that purchased the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential nomination form for N100 million, Jonathan said he only cruised on the drama because he can never become President again.

Jonathan said, “I was enjoying the drama. At least they are not insulting me. After all, I was pursued out of the office that I was not good enough. So, if now, Nigerians are saying, ‘Oh, this man should come,’ that means they are cleaning me up. So, let me enjoy the drama.

“If you wake up tomorrow and see that I’m President again, that means there may have been circumstances beyond my control. But not to go and pick one form and go and start lobbying people and running for campaigns, be it PDP power or APC broom and moving across Nigeria. I can’t do that again; if I do that, I will diminish myself.”