Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, two-time minister of
finance, says she has not endorsed anyone for
president in 2019.
A campaign poster is currently making the round
on and off social media that Okonjo-Iweala will
be contesting the presidency with former vice
president, Atiku Abubakar, who is said to run for
Reacting to the poster, Paul Nwabuikwu, her
media consultant, said she had not endorsed
anyone for president.
“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,” Nwabuikwu
said via a statement.
“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.”