The former president Goodluck Jonathan has said that he is not aware and did not authorize the purchase of the All Progressives Congress, APC Presidential nomination and expression of interest forms.
The ex-president said if he wanted to contest an election, he would make his intentions clear to the public and will not enter through the back door.
The swift and heavily worded reaction from the ex-president is contained in a statement by his media adviser, Ikechukwu Eze.
Also in the statement, president Jonathan said the purchase of presidential aspiration form in his name without his consent, knowing the position he had held in Nigeria is an insult to his person.
Mister Eze said the former president however appreciates the overwhelming request by a cross-section of Nigerians to make himself available for the 2023 Presidential election,