The former minister of finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has distanced herself from a social media campaign calling on her to run for President in 2019.
The campaign which is running on Facebook, also presents the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, as the former minister’s running mate.
From Pulse News investigation, the Facebook campaign with an official page name: “Okonjo-Iweala/Adesina 2019 Rescue” has 25,263 Likes already.
According to post on her Facebook page, Okonjo-Iweala said she has nothing to do with the campaign.
The former minister posted on her timeline, saying:
My attention has been drawn to this campaign making the rounds on Facebook https://web.facebook.com/OkonjoIwealaAdesina2019Rescue/…
I have nothing to do with this and I urge those behind it to stop, as I am focused on other things.
While I thank those who want to have my name constantly in the headlines for one important position or the other in the country, rest assured I am fully occupied with my international assignments and loving it.
Okonjo-Iweala recently debunked reports that she is running alongside former vice president, Atiku Abubakar in the 2019 presidential elections.
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala served as the finance minister in the administrations of former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, respectively.