A quiet protest by Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, in opposition to his inclusion on the President Muhammadu Buhari’s Presidential Marketing campaign Council was what pushed the presidency to shortly take away him.
Additionally, Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have been accused of in search of to pull Dangote’s title within the mud, and coercing him onto the presidential marketing campaign committee.
The APC on Friday made public the names of members of its Presidential Marketing campaign Council for the 2019 elections by way of a press assertion by the Particular Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adeshina.
On the Particular Advisory Committee To the President, which the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo chairs, Dangote was initially listed as a member, alongside Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Senate Chief, Senator Ahmed Lawan; Chief of the Home Femi Gbajabiamila; APC Nationwide Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomole and Mr. Femi Otedola.
However in a exceptional volte-face, the presidency, in a scantily worded two-paragraph assertion endorsed by Adeshina titled “Dangote Not Member of APC Marketing campaign Council,” mentioned, “It has change into crucial to additional make clear the standing of Alhaji Aliko Dangote, named below the sub-head advisory members in (sic) the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Marketing campaign Council introduced on Friday, December 28, 2018.
“Africa’s richest man, not being a card-carrying member of APC, can not, and isn’t member of the PCC. He’s additionally a member of the Peace Committee, and thus can’t be in (sic) a partisan marketing campaign council.”
The rebuttal slightly than clarify the circumstances that led to Dangote’s inclusion, additional heightened the confusion that it generated, particularly because it failed to clarify the basis of such a growth.
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