posters bearing the image of the Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim
Shettima as his running mate for the 2019 presidential election, pasted
in some parts of Owerri, the state capital.
In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Sam
Onwuemeodo, the governor said the poster saga was another act of
mischief by elements cowed by what he had achieved as governor of Imo
State and what he represents in the politics of the South-East and
Nigeria in general.
“Those behind this mischief first invaded the social media with the fake posters and
when they discovered that the comments by decent men
and women had all doubted the source and the genuineness of the posters,
they decided to paste them in Abuja”, the statement read in part.
The statement said it was difficult to tell what the characters behind
the posters wanted to achieve. O n w u e m e o d o averred that it
seemed the mischief makers’ only intention was to sow seeds of discord
in the relationship existing between President Muhammadu Buhari and
Continuing he said:
“Interestingly, Governor Okorocha has for some times now been reported
to have told those willing to hear that he won’t run for the 2019
presidential election because of President Buhari. By repeatedly saying
that, he succeeded in disarming the little minds who had used that issue
to blackmail him.
And now they have begun to publish Okorocha being the Vice-Presidential running mate to Governor Shettima.”
Noting that the poster plot cannot fly, Onwuemeodo, maintained that Governor Rochas Okorocha is not known for double-standard.