Reactions to Festus Kayomo’s appointment as Spokesperson of Buhari’s Campaign Organization
Earlier today, popular lawyer, Festus Kayamo, SAN took to twitter to announce his appointment as the spokesperson of President Buhari’s re-election campaign.
With this letter below👇, I have just been appointed the Director, Strategic Communications (Official Spokesperson) for the President’s 2019 Presidential Campaigns. I will be making a formal statement on this much later. pic.twitter.com/VxRZcI9Jdo
— Festus Keyamo, SAN (@fkeyamo) April 17, 2018
The letter dated April 16, 2018 and signed by Rt Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, DG President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organization states as follows;
“I am pleased to convey to you the decision of the President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organization to appoint you as Director, Strategic Communications in respect of the forthcoming campaigns for 2019 Presidential Elections…… In your capacity, you are to be the spokesperson for the campaign during the nomination process and also at the subsequent campaigns for the 2019 Presidential Elections”.
However, it appears that this news didn’t go well with a lot of Nigerians especially young people on social media. Below are some of the reactions of people to Kayamo’s appointment.
The first reaction was from GoldArmour and generated more than 22 replies.
You are working for your pocket. I can’t imagine Ganni accepting to become spokesman for a regime with incredible human right abuse .He would have rather take this regime to court for right abuses, nepotism, tribalism,. He would have challenged Maina and NHIS reinstatement. Pity
— goldarmour (@alphaolive) April 17, 2018
Life has a way of testing our convictions. James Hardley Chase said, “Every man has a price”. We’re waiting to see what yours is.
— AJ Morgan 🇳🇬 (@AjeroMorgan) April 17, 2018
@fkeyamo please do this job as if your life depend on it,let’s take our country back from this monster corruption. Nigeria can be that desirable country to stand shoulder high with powerful nations, Buhari can raise the bar of accountability.
— Olufaithy 3455 (@adisaomobale) April 17, 2018
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.
— Orji A. Uka (@OrjiUka) April 17, 2018
someone that contested for the senate on the platform of the apc . he is a member of the apc and his party has just given him an appointment … You have to separate the keyamo you knew from the keyamo APC member – he needs to do some balancing acts
— highflier bolaji (@fiiwasayeyi) April 17, 2018
Is Kayamo a human right lawyer? Have you heard him condemn the killing of Shiitis, IPOB members amongst others that Buhari and his agents killed? Kayamo has been packaging himself. There is no truth in the whole package. It is all about what he can get
— Ichie Edozie Okeke (@edozie01) April 17, 2018