Nigerians have reacted to the appointment of human rights lawyer, Festus Keyamo as the official spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign, ahead of the 2019 elections.
Buhari had recently declared his intention to run for the 2019 presidential election.
Following the president’s declaration, Keyamo was appointed Director, Strategic Communications, for Buhari’s campaign.
The activist’s appointment was contained in a Statement signed and forwarded to Veloxnews by the Secretary, office of the Director-General, President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organization, Mohammed Dattijo.
Reacting to Keyamo’s appointment, Nigerians, who took to their Twitter handle, wrote: @Hailfinger1: “Mr Festus Keyamo, SAN @fkeyamo appointed as the Director, Strategic Communications (Official Spokesperson) for the President’s 2019 Presidential Campaign.
“But the @NGRPresident claimed he is not bothered with the 2019 General elections. @GarShehu @MBuhari @Laurestar liars.”
@OrjiUka: “I have nothing against Festus Keyamo, SAN. I am happy his hustle has paid off. But if you hold yourself out as a human rights lawyer, you can’t accept the position of Spokesman for the campaign of a Govt famed for rights abuses. Light & darkness have nothing in common. Simple.”
@IneCharles: “Festus Keyamo: if we must rate the government we must rate it based on the circumstances that were met. Nigeria was heading down the drain when Buhari came in. These are facts.”
@bolaNLee_c: “APC football Club are presenting the baddest team for 2019 World cup.”
“Rotimi Amaechi as captain, Festus keyamo (SAN) as central defender. Bola Tinubu as player coach.”
@SKSolaKuti: “Flash: For selling his soul to the devil and displaying brazen stupidity, Buhari has finally rewarded Senior Advocate of No-Conscience Festus Keyamo by appointing him as spokesperson for his 2019 campaign.”
@B_ELRUFAI: “Festus Keyamo has been appointed as the Spokesperson of the re-election bid of President @MBuhari. His appointment was confirmed by the Minister of Transport and Director General of the Presidential Council, Rotimi Amaechi.”
@ijaola_ibrahim: “Have you ever seen Buhari going to seek Imam’s endorsement or campaigning in the Mosque? The last Administration did everything to sacrifice the peace of this nation for political selfish reasons….”