By Ogochukwu Anioke, Abakaliki
Presidential campaign posters of former Senate President and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Anymi Pius Anyim, have flooded Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, and the social media.
The campaign posters, tagged: Progress 2023, with the picture of Anyim, have gone viral.
The posters are powered by a group, called Nigerians Ask for Anyim, with Facebook and twitter names as piusanyim2023, while www.nigeriaask4anyim.org is its website.
The Nigerians Ask for Anyim 2023 campaign organisation is said to be championed by a former House of Representatives member in the state.
But Anyim on Thursday distanced himself from the campaign posters.
In a personal statement, he said: “My attention has just been drawn to posters and stories circulating in the social media. One of them has the inscription: ‘2023…Anyim Pius Anyim for President’ with my picture on it.
“I want to state very emphatically that I do not have a hand in those posters or campaign and did not authorise any such publications.
“As a law-abiding citizen, I am fully aware that it is not the time for campaigning for 2023 elections.
“The government at the Federal level has spent only a year and seven months out of four-year term, grappling with the issues of governance and so should not be distracted.
“I enjoin the general public to disregard any such posters and publications as they are not from me.”
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