The Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, declared that he has not endorsed Obaseki for governor of Edo State for a second term in office.
Dangote made this clearing through Anthony Chiejina, his spokesman on Sunday while explaining the reports about endorsing the governor as an attempt to tarnish his image.
Obaseki is now in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, against Osagie Ize-Iyamu, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) flagbearer in the governorship election scheduled for September 19.
I only focus on job creation and philanthropy, not politics.
“The said interview allegedly granted by Aliko Dangote in Abuja is an outright falsehood, a malicious, irresponsible and mischievous act aimed at tarnishing my boss’s reputation. Aliko Dangote has not travelled out of Lagos since March 19, 2020.
Aliko Dangote is an entrepreneur and business leader whose major aim is on development, job creation and philanthropy. He has not endorsed anyone for electoral positions in Edo or any other state of Nigeria.”