The Rivers State Government has said Governor Nyesom Wike was not behind the presidential campaign posters seen in some parts of Abuja, the nation’s capital on Monday.
The campaign posters bearing the name and pictures of Wike for the 2023 presidential election surfaced in the federal capital territory, Abuja on Monday morning.
But reacting to the development in a statement, the State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Pastor Paulinus Nsirim, said it was the handiwork of mischief-makers who were threatened by the governor’s rising political profile.
While calling on members of the public to disregard the information contained in the posters, Nsirim said such wicked antics by “political jobbers…will surely fail”.
The statement partly 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.”