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2019 presidential election: Ngozi Iweala speaks directly

2019 presidential election: Ngozi Iweala speaks directly

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria's former minister of finance, has finally reacted to a series of reports claiming she is considering to participate in the 2019 presidential election.

Okonjo-Iweala has nothing to do with fake 2019 campaign poster and political speculation

2019 presidential election: Ngozi Iweala speaks directly

"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.

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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. Thank you."

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The official statement was provided by Paul C, Nwabuikwu, the media consultant to Dr Okonjo-Iweala, has release an official statement in Abuja, on Tuesday, December 6.

Recall that some Nigerians offered President Muhammadu Buhari’s job as president of Nigeria to former minister of finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala at the next general elections in 2019.

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