Former President Goodluck Jonathan has not resigned as a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This is according to the National Publicity Secretary of the main opposition party, Debo Ologunagba, who spoke during an interview on Channels Television.
As far as today, I am not aware of his resignation from the membership of the party [PDP]” he said on Friday amid speculations that the former Nigerian leader is joining the All Progressives Congress (APC) to vie for the presidential seat in next year’s poll.
“I would assume it is safe to say that he is a member of the party,” the PDP spokesman maintained. “If events follow thereafter, we can speak to that.”
According to him, the party would not respond to rumours about Jonathan’s defection, saying there are no facts to prove such.
Earlier in the week, a group had purchased the APC presidential nomination and expression of interest forms for the former President.
But in a swift reaction, Jonathan, who was Nigeria’s president under the PDP, described the move as an insult.