Former President Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to rumour of his interest to run for the 2023 presidential election.
Speaking during a condolence visit, he paid to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa at Government House, Asaba, over the recent demise of Sir Okorie Okowa, Jonathan said the rumuor was a mere speculation.
“On the rumour of my interest in the 2023 presidential election, it was mere speculation.
“I will continue to serve God, humanity, Africa, and the world to the best of my ability and with all sense of commitment and sincerity,” the former president said.
On insecurity in the country, Jonathan called for synergy among the President, Muhammadu Buhari, governors, security chiefs, and other stakeholders to tackle insecurity in the country.
The former president explained that synergy was needed to de-escalate tension occasioned by the challenge of insecurity in the country.
He lamented that it was unfortunate that school children and many Nigerians were being kidnapped for ransom by bandits.
Jonathan said, “I believe that with the commitment of the governors and the Federal Government, we will be able to address the issue of security in the country.
“I believe that the President himself is not sleeping and that the governors are not sleeping as well over the insecurity challenge in the country.
“As long as the governors, the President, and all the security agencies can work together, Nigeria will be able to cross over this very ugly phase of societal evolution.”