Jonathan debunks news of quitting PDP
Former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has debunked the claim that he has quit politics and also resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party. An online source that first published the story on Sunday claimed that the former President made this known in an interview to an unnamed news agency.
However, the former President has dismissed the claim, describing it as a fabrication deliberately circulated by mischief makers. A statement issued on Sunday by Mr. Ikechukwu Eze, the former President’s spokesman noted that Dr. Jonathan couldn’t have granted an interview to a non-existent news agency, adding that it was the figment of the imagination of the writer.
It further declared that Dr. Jonathan has no reason to resign from the PDP, a party it insisted has served the former President well.
Below are excerpts from the statement: “Our attention has been drawn to a fake story published by an unknown website, alleging that former President Dr Goodluck Jonathan has quit the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). 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 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.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Dr. Jonathan has no reason at this time to resign his membership of PDP, the party under which platform he became Deputy Governor, Governor, Vice President and President. Those who derive pleasure in spreading fake information had better occupy themselves with more productive endeavours that are obviously more relevant to nation building.”