As the presidential campaign posters of Governors Sule Lamido and Rotimi Amaechi of Jigawa and Rivers States respectively flooded Minna, the Niger State capital, on Monday, the Niger State Government has dissociated itself from the posters.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Danladi Ndayebo, on Monday, Aliyu said that neither he nor the state government was serving as campaign agents for the two governors.
He described the emergence of the posters in the state as the handiwork of political jobbers and advised members of the public not to link the posters to it or any government official.
The statement read, “Those who posted the posters are neither agents of the state government nor that of the governor; they also do not have the sympathy of government or any of its officials.
“The Niger State Government will continue to respect the decision of the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party which has placed a ban on all forms of campaign ahead of the 2015 general elections.”
The state advised the public to disregard any poster from any individual or group.
“The general public must disregard any attempt to link the state government and Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu to the campaign posters as we must respect the party’s (PDP) resolution on campaign ban,” it added.
There have been rumours of a Lamido/Amaechi ticket preparing for a presidential run against President Goodluck Jonathan.
Last week, their posters appeared in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital and hometown of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who is said to be one of the main backers of the ticket.