The presidency has denied comments attributed to Niger State governor, Babangida Aliyu that governors under the platform of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, signed an agreement with President Goodluck Jonathan prior to the 2011 presidential elections that he would only run for a single term.
Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Dr. Ahmed Gulak, made the presidency’s position known in Abuja.
According to Gulak, Jonathan did not sign any agreement with anyone. He advised the Niger state governor who is rumoured to be nursing a presidential ambition to go about his pursuit without making what he called “frivolous allegations” against the President.
He said, “President Goodluck Jonathan did not win the presidential election in Governor Aliyu’s state, Niger.
“Anybody who has a presidential ambition, it is such a person’s constitutional right to have ambition.
“He should however go about his ambition without coming up with frivolous allegations.
“President Jonathan did not sign such an agreement with anybody to the best of my knowledge.
“The alleged agreement only exists in the figment of the imagination of somebody with presidential ambition” Gulak stated.