Osun 2018: Dangote Warns Adeleke, Tells Him To Desist From Name Dropping
President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has warned politicians particularly gubernatorial candidates in State of Osun to stop dropping his name as the sponsor of their campaign and will invest in State of Osun if emerged victorious.
During enquiry by Nigerian NewsDirect concerning the advertorial published by Omoluabi United, the Director Group Communication, Dangote Group Mr Anthony Chiejina noted that Aliko Dangote has no intention of contesting for any political office in Nigeria or sponsor any candidates during the Osun polls.
According to him, Dangote is currently saddled with the responsibility of building a world-class enterprise aimed at providing employment opportunities for Nigerian youths and uplifting the standard of living of the general populace.
In an advertorial published in a national daily on Wednesday, September 12 by a group called Omoluabi United, the group purportedly implored Aliko Dangote to refrain from sponsoring or backing one of the candidates in the Osun State gubernatorial elections slated for Saturday, September 22.
It was learnt that the candidate had claimed that Alhaji Dangote will support him financially to win gubernatorial election slated for September 22, 2018.
Aliko is appealing for restraint on the part of those making such calls or trying to tarnish his name in the political space through such sponsorship insinuations, and assures the public of his commitment to satisfying his customers and contributing to building a strong economy in Nigeria and beyond. Chiejina added:
“I know Aliko is a commodity trader that values every kobo he makes. He is not a government contractor who lives large today and goes bankrupt tomorrow. He hates being associated with narrow and parochial interests; he is not backing any candidate.
“They are name-droppers and men of straw,” he warned
He called on Omoluabi United to note that he has nothing to do with the so-called candidate using his name to campaign election in State of Osun