Okonjo-Iweala Denies 2019 Presidency Poster With Atiku
Former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of economy under ex-president Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has denied a poster currently making the round that she will be contesting the presidency with former vice president, Atiku Abubakar
She also said she has not endorsed anyone for president in 2019.
In the poster which has been widely circulated on and off social media, Atiku is meant to run for President in 2019, while is is going to be the vice.
But reacting, media consultant to the former minister, Paul Nwabuikwu, 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.”