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“I didn’t sign one-term deal with anybody,” Jonathan says

By Femi Kehinde


Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan

Contrary to the insinuations by some Northern Governors that President Jonathan signed one-term pact with them, the President yesterday denied ever signing agreement with anybody.

“I have not signed agreement with anybody. If I have signed agreement, they would have shown you.”

He stated this at the periodic presidential media chat with a team of journalists.

He added: “We have laws in this country. I quite appreciate that Electoral Laws tend to regulate political activities. If you do it earlier, you will destabilize the country. Don’t force a President to declare. It is against the Electoral Law. It has time. Don’t wait for me to declare before you declare your intention if you want to contest”.

The President noted that a lot of people are misinforming Nigerians. “I was in Addis-Ababa, that was the time I advocated a single tenure. The way you look at the politics of Nigeria now, the country is just developing, in terms of the political evolution, this is about the first time; if you look at the way our polity is, I suggested that probably if the president has a single tenure of seven years running without interference, it will be productive.”

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