Jonathan could only join the APC if he had been formally granted a waiver by the national chairman of the party, Dennis Otiotio

The chairman of All Progressives Congress, in Bayelsa state, Mr Dennis Otiotio, has said that the former President, Goodluck Jonathan, is officially not yet a member of the APC in the state.

In statement he made in a telephone chat with The PUNCH on Thursday morning.

The state party APC chairman said Jonathan could only join the APC if he had been formally granted a waiver by the national chairman of the party, Adamu Abdullahi.

Otiotio spoke as speculations that the former president had joined the party that defeated him in 2015

“As of now, he has not officially joined our party. Ask the national chairman if he has granted him a waiver.

He maintained the right person to answer question Jonathan will the party national chairman “I think the person you people should be asking the question is the national chairman of the party. He should be the one to grant him (Jonathan) waiver

The state APC chairman, however, described Jonathan as “a big fish and an elder statesman”.

Otiotio said it would be great if Jonathan decides to formally move to the ruling party.