Chief Allen Onyema, the CEO of Airpeace airlines, has denied reports that he is planning to contest in the 2023 presidential elections in the country.
The airline boss in a statement dissociated himself from a group known as ‘UNITED PEOPLE OF NIGERIA INITIATIVE” (UPNI) responsible for ‘endorsing’ him to campaign for president.
“My attention has been drawn to an online poster by a group that goes by the name UNITED PEOPLE OF NIGERIA INITIATIVE (UPNI) endorsing me for Nigeria’s presidency in 2023. One Sir Wealthson Chukwudi was exposed on the poster as President of the group.”
“I wish to state clearly that this man, UPNI and its promoters are not known to me directly or remotely and whatever they are saying has not come from me and will never come from me. I am a businessman and not a politician.”
“My purpose is to impact humanity and I do not have to be President first before I can continue with what has become part of my essence.”
“This is my nature. My motivations are different. I call on the public to completely ignore this group and its message concerning me. I, personally, feel very offended by it all. l am very suspicious of the motive behind this unsolicited publication.” Onyema stated.
Onyema became prominent in the national scene when he evacuated Nigerians during the xenophobic attack in South Africa.