Reno Omokri who served in the President Goodluck Jonathan administration as a top aide has quenched speculations on the likely pairing of former president and Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai in the 2023 presidential election.
Speaking on Wednesday while featuring on a PUNCH Online interview programme, The Roundtable, he said that Jonathan has no intention to run for president in 2023.
He further said the former president is a loyal member of the People Democratic Party (PDP) and has no intention of defecting to ruling APC.
According to him “They are trying to put that story out there to put pressure as to promote Nasir El-Rufai as a presidential candidate.
“I spoke to former President Jonathan just before this interview. That story is a lie, quote me. Nasir El-Rufai will be the last person if former President Jonathan is thinking of running, of which he is not even thinking of running.”
“The best judge of future behaviour is past behaviours. Former President Jonathan has been in one party all through his life. He is 63 years old and he doesn’t have that kind of history.
“He doesn’t have that kind of reputation. To the best of my knowledge, former President Jonathan is not leaving the People Democratic Party, He is a very loyal man just like me,” he said.