- There is a campaign for former ministers, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and Akinwunmi Adesina to contest for presidency in 2019
- Some dissatisfied Nigerians are currently championing the political battle, but Okonjo-Iweala has spoken out about it
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the minister of Finance and coordinating minister of the Nigerian economy under former President Goodluck Jonathan has said she is not interested in the speculated 2019 presidential ambition.
Okonjo-Iweala said this in reaction to a current campaign for her and Akinwunmi Adesina, a former minister of Agriculture and current head of the African Development Bank (AFDB) as president and vice president in 2019.
The campaign carried on Facebook page: 'Okonjo-Iweala/Adesina 2019 Rescue', says the duo would rescue Nigeria in the next election.
“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,” the former minister said in her reaction to the campaign.
In one of the posts on the campaign page: “About 398 Foreign businesses operating Nigeria have left the country or dis-invested in the last few months, leaving about 2.6 million Nigerians jobless. Foreign companies operate in environments they have confidence and dealing with Trusted People.
“We have the Contact to bring them back, as the duty to Rescue Nigeria and Resetting the Progress Button must be accomplished. Don't Lose Hope, Join this RESCUE Team. God Bless Nigeria. - Okonjo-Iweala/Adesina 2019 Rescue.”