The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has come under fire for claiming that the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, is planning to fake his assassination attempt.
Recall that Keyamo had in a statement on Monday accused Obi of planning to ridicule the All Progressives Congress (APC) by hiring some supporters dressed in the APC customised shirts to attack some of LP offices.
The spokesman of the APC Presidential Campaign Council also accused the LP candidate of circulating a hate-filled video online to soil Tinubu’s name.
Keyamo said the former Governor of Anambra State deliberately concocted the message and circulated the offensive video himself as a campaign strategy.
Following the development, Obi supporters, popularly known as ‘Obidients’ took to the micro-blogging platform, Twitter to slam the minister for accusing their candidate wrongly.
They also called for a thorough investigation into the Keyamo’s claim and how got the information that Obi was attempting to fake his assassination attempt.
Below are some of the reactions.
@engr_shaibu_ wrote: “FESTUS KEYAMO made delicate statements suggesting potential attempts on the life of PETER OBI (2023 presidential candidate) by the APC. This should not be taken likely. #ArrestFestusKeyamo #ProtectPeterObi”
@Sadiyahamza41 wrote: “Funsho Williams’ assassination will not be repeated with Peter Obi. #ProtectPeterObi and #ArrestFestusKeyamo now.”
@isaacafrica_ wrote: “Same Peter Obi that Festus Keyamo, Reno etc claim has no structure is now a natural threat to them. First, they ignore you, laugh at you, fight you, and then you WIN. You can’t assassinate God’s plan & we won’t condone a Funsho Williams situation.”
@Sadiyahamza41 wrote: “Ya Allah preserve and #ProtectPeterObi from the murderers in politics disguising as humans. The unresolved assassination of Bola Ige and Funsho Williams all pointing to one man is still fresh.
“@PoliceNG should please #ArrestFestusKeyamo to tell us what he knows.”
@_weyimi wrote: “If anyone touches peter obi, you’ll answer to over 20million Nigerians. I’d like to see you assassinate over 20m Nigerians. If you think you’ll duplicate 20-10-20 and get away with it, think again! Think long and hard. #ArrestFestusKeyamo”
@nwa_anambra wrote: “On the day Ifeanyi Uba escaped political assassination, Festus Keyamo is giving a tip about the plan of the establishment to assassinate Peter Obi. Festus Keyamo should be arrested now to also give information about everything he knows concerning that evil plan #ArrestFestusKeyamo”
@luckysmils wrote: “This is no joke and must not be taken lightly. It shouldn’t end with #ArrestFestusKeyamo. They are putting out a fake disclaimer so when they eventually carry it out, they would claim that Obi’s staged assassination attempt went sour. I think we should hit the streets already.”
@a_little_god_ wrote: “Politics aside, @PoliceNG needs to #ArrestFestusKeyamo. This is beyond trending hashtag. For me, this is @fkeyamo planning an assassination, but trying to state a disclaimer before doing it.”