2019 Election: Why I’m not contesting for presidency – Okonjo-Iweala


Nigeria’s former minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has denounced news making the rounds that she is gearing to contest elective position come 2019.

Fake Presidential Election Poster

A campaign poster surfaced recently titled, “New Dawn”, put her as the running mate to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

But in a statement issued on Tuesday night by her Media aide, Paul Nwabuikwu, the former World Bank VP said she had nothing to do with the campaign poster.

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The statement read, “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.

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We urge the Nigerian media and public to ignore this mischievous exercise and its sponsors,” the statement said.


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