Rivers State Government has disowned a number of campaign posters bearing the image of the Governor, Nyesom Wike, and a message that he was aspiring to run for President in 2023.
The Commissioner for Information and Communication, Paulinus Nsirim, said on Monday that Wike had not informed anyone that he was interested in the Presidency of Nigeria.
He attributed the posters to the handiwork of mischief makers who want to diminish the political stature of the governor.
A statement issued by the commissioner read, “The attention of Governor Nyesom Wike has been drawn to campaign posters bearing his name which flooded some major streets of Abuja today.
“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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