News broke on Friday that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had included businessmen Aliko Dangote and Femi Otedola in its 2019 presidential campaign council.

This generated reactions from Nigerians.

Also reacting to the development is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.

He said the ruling party picked both business mogul due to desperation.

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Atiku stated via his campaign spokesman, Kassim Afegbua, that such move was anti-people.

According to him, such persons should have been drafted in the country’s economic team to revamp the ailing economy.

“These people are businessmen, not politicians,” Atiku noted in the statement.

“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.”