The Minister of State for Labour and Empowerment, Festus Keyamo SAN has been advised to face the business of his Ministry by trying to resolve the lingering industrial crisis in the country rather than busied himself with political issues.
The advice was given by Hajara Moses John, Chairperson, Women Wing of Labour Party, BAUCHI5 State Chapter while addressing Journalists at the party’s Secretariat in Bauchi on Friday.
She Condemned Festus Keyamo for calling for the arrest of the presidential candidate of the party and his running mate in the February elections, Peter Obi and Ahmed Datti respectively.
Hajara Moses said that the attention of the party in Bauchi state has been drawn to “a mischievous and malicious call by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo SAN for the arrest of the Presidential and Vice Presidential candidate of our great party, His Excellency, Peter Ob and His Excellency Senator Yusuf Datti Baba Ahmed for opining that the APC’s Ahmed Tinubu should not be sworn in as president until pending issues that borders on election irregularities which produced him as president-elect are properly addressed by the courts.”
According to her, “We expect Festus Keyamo who is a Lawyer, to have jettisoned power drunkenness and come to terms with the opinion of our much respected Vice Presidential candidate who was only exercising freedom of expression as enshrined in the Nigerian constitution.”
She stressed that,”The Minister’s call in a television program on Thursday over Datti’s stand on the outcome of the presidential election was done in bad faith and ill- timed considering the fact that the election was characterized by Irregularities in so many states and our party was rigged out in the process.”
The Women leader added that, “It is fresh in the memory of Nigerians, that our party which was underrated by the so called biggest party for being structureless, turned out to be a nightmare to the ruling APC not only during the presidential and National assembly elections but the just concluded Governorship and States assembly elections in which our party won a Governorship seat and many seats in both National and state assemblies.”
“We describe the feat as a ‘proof of our Presidential candidate and his running mate’s popularity and goodwill among the people of Nigeria, especially the youth and the downtrodden,” She boasted.
She pointed out that, “We are very sure that Keyamo’s vituperation is not unconnected with the fear that his pay masters would lose in court and our stolen mandate given back to us.”
According to her, “Keyamo knows that anyone who traverses the length and breadth of Nigeria will be bewildered by the acceptance of our Presidential candidate and his running mate by the good people of Nigeria.”
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