Former Finance Minister, Okonjo Iweala has Released Statement Distancing herself From Fake 2019 Poster
Former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy under president Goodluck Jonathan has denounced fake 2019 poster.
Last week, a fake 2019 campaign poster featuring former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Dr. Mrs. Okonjo Iweala broke the internet.
Mixed reactions from Nigerians trailed the release of the controversial “fake” 2019 campaign poster.
The former minister in her press statement described the fake 2019 poster as mischievous, urging the public to disregard it.
Okonjo Iweala released a public statement through her verified Facebook page on Tuesday, December 6.
The statement was signed by her Media Consultant, Paul C Nwabuikwu.
The statement read:
“NEWS RELEASE. Abuja, December 6, 2016.
“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.
The fake Atiku-Okonjo Iweala poster was published by the Atiku-Ngozi Support Campaign Group with the bold caption “A New Dawn ’19”.
Meanwhile, former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is yet to release any statement regarding the alleged campaign poster.