The presidency has reacted to an online report alleging that President Muhammadu Buhari had called for the removal of Festus Keyamo from the campaign council of the All Progressive Congress presidential flagbearer, Ahmed Bola Tinubu.
The report was debunked by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu who said that the news that President Muhammadu Buhari has called for the removal of Festus Keyamo, SAN as a spokesperson of the APC Presidential Campaign Council is fake news.
Shehu pointed out in a terse statement that both President Buhari and the Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu are happy with the job Keyamo is doing, and with the general set up of the impending campaign, which has already become an example for other parties.
“We are aware that conspiracy theories are being hatched with a ripple effect to defame our party leaders and hold back the campaign. Supporters of our candidates should not pay attention to “news” from these fountains of false narratives.
The online report had alleged that the President and members of the Aso Rock cabal called for the removal of Festus Keyamo as the spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress (APC)/Bola Ahmed Tinubu Presidential Campaign Council.
The report also alleged that Buhari and members of the cabal accused Keyamo of always de-marketing the current administration despite being a serving minister.
The report said the President accused him (Keyamo) of always de-marketing his regime, describing the government in which he is a minister as a failed regime. He has been described as a loose cannon who is daily demarketing his regime as a failed regime. The cabal members are not happy,” the source said.
For instance, on Sunday, during an interview on Channels Television, Keyamo said Nigerians are hungry and can’t wait to have a new leader who would satisfy their hunger.
When asked to discuss the APC’s campaign issues for the 2023 elections, Keyamo said, “Nigerians are hungry, they want to see how that hunger will be addressed, not how their Christian faith or Muslim faith will be addressed.”