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Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has distanced himself from the presidential campaign posters pasted across the federal capital territory (FCT) and other parts of the country.
Presidential campaign posters of the governor were seen in the central business district (CBD) of Abuja on Monday.
The posters had the inscription, ‘Rescue Nigeria 2023 from insecurity, poverty, bandits, killing’.
In a statement signed by Paulinus Nsirim, Rivers commissioner of information issued on his behalf, Wike said he has not informed anyone that he is interested in the presidency.
Nsirim said right now, the governor is focused on making Rivers ‘a better place and Destination of Choice.’
‘The attention of Governor Nyesom Wike has been drawn to campaign posters bearing his name which flooded some major streets of Abuja today,” he said.
‘For the avoidance of doubt, Governor Wike has not informed anyone that he is interested in the Presidency of this country. This is certainly the handiwork of mischief makers who are threatened by the Governor’s rising political profile.
‘We are amused that political detractors will stop at nothing to see how they can distract Governor Wike’s visionary leadership.
‘For the umpteenth time, we wish to restate that Governor Wike is presently preoccupied with his mission to make Rivers State a better place and Destination of Choice.
‘All the puerile antics of political jobbers aimed at heating up the polity will surely fail. Members of the public are therefore advised to discountenance the misinformation that is currently circulating in Abuja.’
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