There is a campaign for former ministers, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and Akinwunmi Adesina to contest for presidency in 2019
– Some dissatisfied Nigerians are currently championing the political battle, but Okonjo-Iweala has spoken out about it
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the minister of Finance and coordinating minister of the Nigerian economy under former President Goodluck Jonathan has said she is not interested in the speculated 2019 presidential ambition.
Okonjo-Iweala said this in reaction to a current campaign for her and Akinwunmi Adesina, a former minister of Agriculture and current head of the African Development Bank (AFDB) as president and vice president in 2019.
The campaign carried on Facebook page: ‘Okonjo-Iweala/Adesina 2019 Rescue’, says the duo would rescue Nigeria in the next election.
“I have nothing to do with this and I urge those behind it to stop, as I am focused on other things.
“While I thank those who want to have my name constantly in the headlines for one important position or the other in the country, rest assured I am fully occupied with my international assignments and loving it,” the former minister said in her reaction to the campaign.
In one of the posts on the campaign page: “About 398 Foreign businesses operating Nigeria have left the country or dis-invested in the last few months, leaving about 2.6 million Nigerians jobless. Foreign companies operate in environments they have confidence and dealing with Trusted People.