Africa’s Richest Man, Aliko Dangote has ruled out any possibility of running for the office of the Nigerian president in 2019 or after.
He said he is not a political animal as he is more comfortable in the business world where he is a colossus.
This is contained in an issue of the Bloomberg Markets Magazine.
He said: “No, I’m not interested in active politics. There’s quite a lot we can do from the business side. I enjoy a lot of what I am doing and I also love my freedom and I don’t have too much.
“The little (freedom) I have, politics would take away. I am not ready to give that up. There are businessmen who are interested in politics. I’m not one of them.
“Well, in Africa, yes, I do think you need politicians. But at the same time, we cannot get things right unless there is good cooperation between politicians and businessmen. It’s a win-win. When you look at it today, in Nigeria, over 85 percent of the GDP is from the private sector.”