Following a recent publication in a national newspaper that Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, was being wooed by the Northern power brokers, who call the shots in Aso Rock, to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019, he said he has no intention to contest in any election.
Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has dismissed reports of his being wooed by powerful close-knit, Northern power brokers, who call the shots in Aso Rock, to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
Mr. Anthony Chiejina, Group Head, Corporate Communications, Dangote Group, who spoke on behalf of Dangote, to The Authority on phone stated that, “As a professionally run organisation with the interest of its shareholders in mind, we don’t think politics is our priority.”
Chiejina, who stated that the shark-infested waters of Nigerian politics, strewn with banana peels, remain outside the participatory vision of his principal.
“He has enough challenges in business to keep him extremely busy,” Chiejina stated.
The Authority had reported in its lead story on Monday that with President Muhammadu Buhari barely two years in office, members of his kitchen cabinet, who have constituted themselves into a cabal, are already looking for his successor.