Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain and the former President of the Senate, Chief Anyim Pius Anyim has distanced himself from posters circulating in the social media indicating that he was contesting for president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Anyim who also served as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) under President Goodluck Jonathan is a statement he personally issued and signed on Thursday stated that he never “authorized” the publications and therefore urged the general public to “disregard” the said publications and posters as they were not from him.
The statement read:
“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 authorize any such publications.
“As a law abiding citizen, I am fully aware that it is not 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.