Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has reacted to the news making the rounds linking her with the 2019 Presidential election.
She made this known in a statement signed by her media consultant, Paul C. Nwabuikwu, on Monday.
A campaign poster appeared on social media with Okonjo-Iweala and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar‘s image as Vice Presidential and Presidential candidate respectively, for the 2019 election.
The statement read:
Our attention has been drawn to speculative media stories linking former Minister of Finance, Dr Okonjo-Iweala with the next presidential election scheduled to hold in 2019.
In an effort to invest their efforts with phony credibility, those behind the project have even gone to the extent of designing a fake campaign poster embossed with her image.
This is to clarify that Dr Okonjo-Iweala who is busy with important international duties has absolutely nothing to do with these speculations and activities.
She has neither discussed nor endorsed them with anybody.
We urge the Nigerian media and public to ignore this mischievous exercise and its sponsors.