Peter Obi: ‘Minister Who Has Achieved Nothing Except Posting Fake News’ – Labour Party Blasts Keyamo
The spokesperson of the Labour Party (LP) Presidential Campaign Council, Yunusa Tanko, has slammed the spokesman for the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, Festus Keyamo, over the petition he filed against the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, and his running mate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed.
Naija News earlier reported that in the petition letter dated 23rd March 2023, the APC campaign alleged that Peter Obi and Datti Baba-Ahmed’s post-election utterances and conduct bothered on incitement and treasonable felony.
The Minister for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo via his Twitter handle on Thursday asserted that the council of the APC call for peace & national healing does not amount to weakness.
However, Yunusa Tanko, in a statement in Abuja, on Thursday, said Obi and Datti are free citizens of Nigeria who are entered to the fundamental right of freedom of expression.
He further questioned Keyamo on why the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in Lagos State, MC Oluomo has not been arrested or petitioned to DSS despite his threat before the last Saturday’s election.
Tanko stated that Keyamo is making baseless accusations describing him as a minister who has achieved nothing except posting fake news online.
Tanko said, “Datti is a free citizen of this country and entitled to his fundamental right of Freedom of Expression.
“Datti never called for insurrection or any act envisaging treason.
“Keyamo talked about healing, which means Nigeria is sick, that means he recognised that the February 25th which announced his principal as the President-elect and the March 18 state Elections were marred with blatant rigging, high-level violence, voters suppression and intimidation orchestrated by his party.
“Surprisingly Keyamo who claims to be a patriotic citizen closed his eyes to the ethnic and tribal vitriolic by his party and their supporters against Non-Yoruba in Lagos.
“The so-called patriotic citizen didn’t report MC Oluomo who told Igbos not to vote in Lagos.
“After the shameful Chatam House appearance of Keyamo’s principal, his principal was recorded telling key supporters to fight, snatch, grab and run with ballot boxes which were exactly what happened in the elections. Why didn’t Keyamo the Patriotic citizen report to the DSS?
“Keyamo is just making baseless accusations, he’s a known Rabble rouser and chatterbox who doesn’t want to lose political relevance before his paymaster who has now seen him for what he is which is a political paperweight who has achieved nothing as a minister except posting fake news to rile up the polity on social media.”