A viral presidential campaign poster of Atiku Abubakar and a former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala hit Nigerian blogs of recent with speculations.
The viral poster in question
The viral campaign poster which culminated with a strong rumour of the formation of a new mega party has attracted the response of the camp of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala with a corrective press release below:
OKONJO-IWEALA HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH FAKE 2019 CAMPAIGN POSTER AND POLITICAL SPECULATION
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.