Governor Nyesom Wike-led government has reacted to the presidential campaign posters spotted in some areas in the Federal capital territory, on Monday.
The Rivers State Government in its rection noted that Governor Wike is not behind the trending posters.
Naija News had earlier reported that presidential campaign posters with the logo of the Peoples Democratic Party, image and name of Governor Wike were seen in Abuja on Monday morning.
The Commissioner for Information and Communications in the state, Paulinus Nsirim, said it posters are the handiwork of mischief-makers who were threatened by the governor’s rising political profile.
Nsirim who called on Nigerians to disregard the posters said the antics of “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.”