The Presidential Campaign Organisation of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday urged Nigerians to disregard the antics of Festus Keyamo (SAN), Chief Spokesperson of the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council.
Keyamo, who is the Minister of State Labour and Employment had said he would quit his role in the campaign council if Tinubu asked him to withdraw his court case against Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP).
Keyamo who was reacting to a viral video by one Michael Achimugu who alleged that Atiku, his former boss used Special Purpose Vehicles to usurp funds as vice-president between 1999 and 2007 he is ready to everything he can, including relinquishing his role in the APC campaign team to ensure that Atiku is prosecuted.
However speaking with DAILY INDEPENDENT, Kola Ologbondiyan, a spokesperson of the Atiku Campaign Council said Keyamo is using the court case as a ploy to dump Tinubu having realised that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will be roundly defeated in the presidential election.
" Nigerians should ignore his antics. He has no genuine court case to pursue but planning to run away. It is very clear that having seen the way the campaigns are going, he doesn't want to share in the blame of defeat that awaits Tinubu. He should stay in there and await the outcome of the election".
" They are just flogging an already dead horse. Our candidate, Atiku had said the matter was thoroughly Investigated and there was no indictment. The issue has been put to rest and they are just looking for anything to hang on to as they have nothing to campaign with".
"If you know the antecedent of Keyamo, he likes to bamboozle people yet he doesn't win any of his cases. Look at the role he played in the case of Bola Ige and how he was trying to bamboozle Nigerians. In the end, what did he achieve?"
" Here is a man who sued the Lagos State House of Assembly for clearing Tinubu. He said he will ensure Bola Tinubu is exposed and jailed, but today he is denying everything he said about Tinubu and even shamelessly defending in the narcotics case he was involved in in the United States"
" As Minister, even 774, 000 meant for poor unemployed Nigerians which he supervised is a subject of discussion in public space".