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Festus Keyamo who is an administrator under the President Buhari Government and also the spokesman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential Campaign Council has blasted the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar while tagging him to be likened to a taxi or bus conductor who is applying for the post of a driver.
Keyamo had also noted that Atiku has only been hanging onto some of the achievements of his former boss, President Olusegun Obasanjo.
The Minister of State for Labour and Employment had also made it clear that Atiku has no achievement to sell to Nigerians.
He had made this statement in a tweet and a video on his micro-blogging site.
According to Keyamo: “Atiku Abubakar can be likened to a bus conductor applying for the post of a driver along with another applicant who was a proper driver.
“There is really nothing to sell, he only hangs on to the achievements of his boss; I said this before, he has never been in charge of any tier of government, and he wants to be president.
“He has never been tested and trusted. Even when he was the Chairman of the Economic Council as Vice president, he was still reporting to a boss.
“There was nothing like Obasanjo-Atiku regime; throughout those eight years, he was disobedient, belligerent, and was never part of the government. So, how do you now compare yourself with somebody who drove the vehicle for eight years.
In another report, the Nigerian 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.