Okonjo Iweala ‘I’m not running with Atiku in 2019,’ Ex-minister says

Okonjo-Iweala made the clarification after posters surfaced showing her as Atiku’s prospective running mate in 2019.

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Presidential campaign poster of Atiku Abubakar and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala play

Presidential campaign poster of Atiku Abubakar and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

(The Cable)
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Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has denied that she is running alongside former vice president, Atiku Abubakar in the 2019 presidential elections.

Okonjo-Iweala made the clarification after posters surfaced showing her as Atiku’s prospective running mate in 2019.

The former minister gave her reactions via a statement released by her media aide, Paul Nwabuikwu.

“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.

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

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Okonjo Iweala was recently honoured with the Global Fairness Award in Washington DC in recognition of her focus on implementing development programs that benefit the poor and less privileged.

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