A former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has denied and disowned campaign posters pairing him and a former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Charles Soludo, for the 2023 presidential race.
The posters appeared in some parts of Abuja, the nation’s capital, at the weekend.
A statement by his media aide, Paul Ibe, on Monday, said the printing and posting of the posters were the work of mischief makers.
The statement said the former vice president “is presently preoccupied with joining hands with other well-meaning Nigerians to help in finding solutions to the myriad of challenges plaguing our nation such as insecurity and economic downturn marked by joblessness and extreme poverty.”
It also said while Mr Abubakar belongs to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Soludo is a member of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and also a governorship aspirant on the platform of the party in Anambra State.
Mr Abubakar, who hails from Adamawa State, was the PDP presidential candidate in the 2019 election.
Read the full statement below:
Atiku preoccupied with helping to find solutions to Nigeria’s challenges
Our attention has been drawn to reports in a section of the media of campaign posters of His Excellency Atiku Abubakar and Prof Charles Soludo, an aspirant in the Anambra State governorship election in parts of Abuja.