The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has ruled out former Pressident Goodluck Jonathan from the 2019 presidential election.

The announcement was made through the PDP's South- South League after it zoned the presidential ticket to the North.

The party dismissed claims that Jonathan wanted to hijack the party structure in Bayelsa state for his presidential ambition in 2019.

It noted that Jonathan is not contesting for the office of the President, even though he is well qualified constitutionally and by pedigree, he is still widely loved and accepted by Nigerians.

The league warned against any attempt to ridicule the image of the immediate past President.

The body maintained that if Jonathan was interested in anything, it was how to re-position PDP at the national level to push forward his vision for Nigeria.