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Resign or risk being emblem of perfidy, Atiku-Okowa campaign tells Keyamo

By Ralph Omololu Agbana, Lokoja 
23 January 2023   |   6:54 am
Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has been told to resign immediately or risk being known as a poster boy of extreme perfidy.

Atiku and Okowa in Imo<br />

Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has been told to resign immediately or risk being known as a poster boy of extreme perfidy.

Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Atiku-Okowa campaign, Tunde Olusunle, who gave the advice in a statement in Abuja, yesterday, said what was left of Keyamo’s credibility is being eroded by “his desperate moves to please his new master by launching puerile tirades at the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.”

The statement said: “This same man who told the world that a current APC chieftain killed the late Chief Bola Ige, is now busy dining with the same man, as they both prosecute the propaganda-laced presidential campaign of their party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“This same man, who went beyond concerns about someone’s involvement with narcotics trade in the United States and told the world that the man had dubious certificates, is now parroting the same man’s new-found saintly attributes.”

Olusunle noted that the pecuniary benefit Keyamo is receiving from his newfound principal has palpably impacted his allegiance to the service of fatherland as a minister.

He alleged that Keyamo is abusing the platform of public office to harass, terrorise and intimidate other people unnecessarily, adding that Keyamo’s “busybody meddlesomeness is a product of the almost zero schedule he operates in his ministry.” 

Olusunle implored Buhari to sack the minister immediately, saying: “Can Keyamo tell Nigerians honestly and truthfully, how much value he has added to governance and administration over the past seven and half years of his service, except cruising around in a convoy of government sport utility vans and posing a public nuisance with the ever-blaring sirens of his entourage?” 

According to Olusunle, “at the offset of the current electioneering season, President Muhammadu Buhari expressly advised his ministers and aides to concentrate on their jobs, as his administration winds down. But while other ministers largely complied by remaining at their desks, Keyamo now uses every opportunity to hunt for cheap publicity by stirring needless controversies and barking at PDP from an ill-informed position.”