Africa richest man and billionaire businessman, Alhaji Aliko Dangote,
has declared that he has no interest in politics, advising that
politicians and political parties should leave him alone and stop
dropping his name.
Dangote, who is the President/Chief Executive
Officer (CEO), Dangote Group of Companies, specifically warned that
nobody should set him on a collision course with President Muhammadu
Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
business mogul stated this while reacting to The Daily Times exclusive
report that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its leaders are
mounting pressures on him to come and contest for the 2019 presidential
election on its platform.
Dangote said: “I am not interested in
politics and this is authoritative. No member of any think tank
committee has contacted me.
People should stop dropping my name for the 2019 presidency. “This whole thing is an attempt by people who do not like me.
are doing all these with a view to putting me on a collision course
with President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party. They are people
who are jealous of the successes I have so far recorded in business.
passion is for business development, provision of jobs and wealth
creation, not politics. “I have never shown interest in politics. Am not
interested in politics. I am not a politician. My passion has always
been business and business. “Buhari is like a father to me. Nobody
should try to set me on a collision course with President Buhari. That
will not work. I have high regard and respect for the President.
emphasis once again, I am not a politician. I can’t and won’t confront
President Buhari. They should leave him out of any high wire politics
and horse trading.
I also seize this opportunity to warn name
droppers to desist from their infamous act. They should stop using my
name for politics. They should not set me on collision course with
President Buhari and the government in power”.