Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State has disowned supporters placing his posters across the state, urging him to re-contest the 2019 elections.
The disavowal was made in a statement issued on Wednesday by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Jonathan Vasta, to newsmen in Minna, the state capital.
“The governor and the entire government of Niger state are dissociating themselves from such outright contraventions that are not in the character of the administration in the state.
“The governor believes in the rule of law and will not support placing of posters in form of campaign when INEC the body constitutionally empowered to give such go ahead has not done so.’’
The statement also quoted Vatsa as saying that Bello would not encourage such distraction when he was occupied with delivering the dividends of democracy to the people as promised during his campaigns.
“The government has well-articulated restoration agenda on education through the whole school approach; infrastructural development by providing good roads and healthcare delivery.
“Others include agricultural development, youth and women empowerment and many other sectors.
“The people can see the revolutions in these sectors and this is not the time for Mr governor to be distracted by such politicking and we dissociate ourselves from it,’’ he said.
He further said that the policies and programmes of the government had always been conducted in consultation with the people as permitted in democracy.
The Commissioner alleged that such act might be the handiwork of mischief makers, urging the people to disregard such posters that had no bearing with the governor’s effort to deliver on his mandate to them.