President Goodluck Jonathan has on Wednesday disowned his 2015 election campaign posters flooding Abuja, saying he has no hand in the posters and that those who were behind it were only doing their own thing, and not acting as his agents.
Giant campaign posters, announcing the President’s readiness to contest the 2015 presidential election have been seen posted at strategic locations like Asokoro and the Central Business District in Abuja.
The Poster which had President Jonathan’s portrait read, “2015: No vacancy in Aso Rock. Let’s do more. One good term deserves another. Support Dr. Goodluck Azikiwe Jonathan for 2015 Presidency.”
However, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Dr Reuben Abati said the president is focused on delivering on his mandate for Nigerians and would not be distracted by the politics of 2015.
According to Abati, ‘those pasting the posters are trying to express their own view. The president had stated that he will talk about the presidency from 2014. Those doing these do not have the consent of the president.
According to him, “what is most important now is for the president to deliver on his electioneering promise to Nigerians and not to embark on the pasting of posters”.
He said “It has not come from the president. Nigerians should take the president for his word and ignore any other information to the contrary”.
Also, the Political Adviser to the President, Alhaji Ahmed Gulak disowned the posters saying that they did not emanate from the presidency and that “the president has not authorized anybody to print any campaign poster for him as regards 2015 elections”.
He declared that the President has been “pre-occupied with working to fix Nigeria and did not want to be distracted by undue politicking about 2015”.