The presidency has clarified the inclusion of Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote in the All Progressives Congress, APC, 2019 presidential campaign council list.
A statement announcing the constitution of the council by Femi Adesina, on Friday afternoon had included Dangote in its list which also had Asiwaju Tinubu, Femi Otedola, Godswill Akpabio among others.
But, another statement released on Friday night by Special Adviser to the President,Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, stated that Aliko Dangote was not a member of the campaign council.
According to Adesina, Dangote not being a card carrying member of the APC cannot be on its Presidential campaign council.
The statement reads, “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.”