According to Jonathan, he has not made any move and has no plan to influence the nomination of a minister from Bayelsa state in Tinubu’s government.
Meanwhile, a group known as the All Progressives Congress (APC) Elders Council in Bayelsa state had raised alarm over the alleged move by the ex-Nigerian leader to influence the nomination of a ministerial slot from Bayelsa.
But Jonathan, while reacting to the allegation, said some politicians in the state might have wrongly interpreted his recent visits to the Presidential Villa, Daily Trust reported.
“Ignore fake news”, Jonathan urges Nigerians
In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr Ikechukwu Eze, the former President said the visits were to brief President Bola Tinubu, who has just been elected as the Chairman of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government, on the recent developments in the sub-region, since Jonathan himself is the Chairman of ECOWAS Council of the Wise, Vanguard report added.
He urged Nigerians to ignore what he termed ‘mischief makers’ and their web of fake news because of the danger they pose to the peace and healthy growth of our nation.
Some elders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa have taken their ground against what they described as “relentless attempts” by former President Goodluck Jonathan to nominate ministers from the state for President Bola Tinubu.
The group under the aegis of the Bayelsa APC Elders Council alleged that the former President has been making moves to nominate a minister for the state after he openly and actively supported Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 25 presidential election.
Chief Michael Adomokeme, chairman of the APC Elders Council, while speaking to journalists in Yenagoa, the state capital, said it was not right for the former president to move to reap where he did not sow….CONTINUE READING