Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu has clarified that billionaire businessman, Alhaji Aliko Dangote does not belong to the All Progressive Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council, as earlier circulated.
The clarification follows reports and a list that was made public yesterday, naming businessmen, Aliko Dangote and Femi Otedola as members of the party’s campaign council ahead of the 2019 general elections.
In a brief statement shared by Shehu and signed by media aide, Femi Adesina, Dangote is not a card-carrying member of the party hence cannot be part of that committee.
Read the full statement:
DANGOTE NOT MEMBER OF APC CAMPAIGN COUNCIL
It has become imperative to further clarify the status of Alhaji Aliko Dangote, named under the sub-head ADVISORY MEMBERS in the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council announced on Friday, December 28, 2018.
Africa’s richest man, not being a card-carrying member of APC, cannot, and is not member of the PCC. He is also a member of the Peace Committee, and thus cannot be in a partisan campaign council.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
December 28, 2018