Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has disowned campaign posters sighted in Abuja bearing his name for the 2023 Presidency.
Commissioner for Information and Communications Paulinus Nsirim in a statement on Monday said the posters were unauthorised.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Governor Wike has not informed anyone that he is interested in the Presidency of this country,” he said.
“This is certainly the handiwork of mischief makers 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 restate that he 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. The public is advised to discountenance the misinformation that is currently circulating in Abuja.”
Wike is reported to be considering bidding for the 2023 Presidency, with Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal as running mate.