Contrary to claims by President Goodluck Jonathan that it was not yet time for 2015 campaigns, his supporters have rolled out his campaign posters in Abuja.
The posters have been positioned in strategic points in the nation’s capital.
The very beautiful posters are found at the PDP headquarters, ECOWAS secretariat and some government offices.
It was not clear why the sponsors of the message decided to put it out on the first day of the new year but a source familiar with the message pointed out that it was to send a strong message to the opposition that Jonathan was serious about contesting in 2015 and to test the reactions of the Nigerians.
One of the posters, which had President Goodluck Jonathan’s portrait read, 2015: No vacancy in Aso Rock. Let’s do more. One good term deserves another. Support Dr. Goodluck Azikiwe Jonathan for 2015 Presidency.
However, Political Adviser to the President, Alhaji Ahmed Gulak disowned the posters saying that they did not emanate from the presidency and that “the president has not authorised anybody to print any campaign poster for him as regards 2015 elections”.
He declared that the president has been “pre-occupied with working to fix Nigeria and did not want to be distracted by undue politicking about 2015”.
The presidential aide further said that the pasting of the posters could be the work of mischief makers who want to deceive Nigerians.