Former President Goodluck Jonathan is missing from the list of presidential aspirants to be screened by the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Recall that a northern coalition bought the APC presidential expression of interest and nomination forms for him, but the former president had denied approving the purchase.
Despite ongoing speculations about him contesting, the former president is still yet to make any definitive statement on if he will seek a return bid.
On March 27, 2022, APC granted Jonathan a waiver to contest in primary elections. On the same day, a federal high court sitting in Yenagoa cleared Jonathan to run for president.
Felix Morka, the APC spokesman, had said 28 presidential forms were purchased, but three persons — Chris Ngige, minister of labor; Timipre Sylva, minister of state for petroleum: and Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) — did not submit their forms.
A form was also purchased for Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), but he had said he was not interested in contesting.