The Presidency has denied a statement by the spokesman of the Arewa Consultative Forum, Anthony Sani that President Goodluck Jonathan signed an agreement with stakeholders before the 2011 elections that he would serve only one term of four years.
The Special Assistant to the President on Political Matters Ahmed Gulak while speaking with Journalists on Monday said the President did not at anytime sign an agreement with anyone.
While reacting to a statement credited to the ACF spokesman that the crisis in the ruling People’s Democratic Party would be resolved if Jonathan respected agreements he entered into with stakeholders before the 2011 elections Gulak said “Rather than insisting on an agreement that does not exist – since anybody can contest for the highest office in the land, those who are so interested should declare their interest and contest.
Sani had commented on the visits of five governors Rabiu Musa Kwakwanso (Kano), Muritala Nyako (Adamawa); Babangida Aliyu (Niger); Sule Lamido (Jigawa) and Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto) President Jonathan and some past leaders and had said, “Our understanding of the G-5 governors is that they want governors to be carried along in the management of their party; they want internal democracy and they want an end to divisions within the party, and for President Jonathan to respect agreements he entered into voluntarily with stakeholders.”
Gulak said the four state Governors did not discuss a single-term agreement with Jonathan when they met with him recently. He added that their discussion was only based on the crisis in the PDP.
” As governors, they are free to meet with the Presiden” he said.