Nyesom Wike has opened up on the origin of the 2023 presidential campaign posters bearing his name that surfaced in Abuja on Monday morning. According to Wike the campaign posters landed in Abuja through the deliberate effort of mischief-makers.
The governor in a rebuff said the mischief-makers were not comfortable with his rising profile.
The posters came in the wake of the flurry of commissioning of projects in the state that saw some of the country’s leading political actors from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and the All Progressives Congress, APC coming to commission projects executed by the governor in Rivers State.
The flurry of projects commissioning GWG reports may have fueled some to believe that the governor may be aspiring for the presidency.
Denying any relationship with the posters in a statement on Monday, the governor speaking through his commissioner for information and communications, Paulinus Nsirim washed his hands off the posters.
How My Campaign Posters Landed In Abuja – Wike
He said: “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 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”.
Governor Wike advised members of the public to discountenance the posters, stressing the antics of his political detractors would certainly fail.
He stated: “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”.