Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the inclusion of two billionaire businessmen, Aliko Dangote and Femi Otedola in the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign council.
Following the inclusion of Dangote and Otedola among the APC Presidential Campaign Council for the 2019 elections, The PDP presidential candidate has described the move as an act of desperation on the part of Buhari and the APC.
Atiku, through one of his Presidential Campaign spokesperson, Kassim Afegbua, said it would have served Nigerians better if the businessmen were included in Buhari’s economic management team to avail him their wealth of knowledge on how to create jobs. Atiku said:
“These people are businessmen, not politicians. These are the kind of people Nigerians expect to see in the economic management team because of what they have done for this country.
“He (Buhari) is simply out to blackmail them because by the time they fund his campaign, he will turn around and call them corrupt businessmen.
“Nigerians can now see for themselves what we have been talking about all this while and we call on them to vote out this grossly incompetent administration, whose stock in trade is blackmail of perceived enemies.”