Mixed reactions from Nigerians on Twitter have greeted the appointment of lawyer-human rights activist, Festus Keyamo (SAN), as the spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 campaign.
Nigerians expressed varying opinion about Keyamo’s appointment. Some say he is not fair to the masses he has hitherto claimed to fight for, while others say it is a job like every other person’s.
On Tuesday morning (today), Keyamo was appointed as the the Director, Strategic Communications for Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 presidential campaigns.
The SAN, who seems ecstatic about his appointment, took to his Twitter handle to share the news with anyone who cares enough to read.
He wrote, “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 late.”
People have since aired diverse views about the subject matter. Here are some of the tweets:
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
I endorse FESTUS KEYAMO as the Official Spokesperson for the Buhari Osinbanjo Campaign in the 2019 Presidential Election.
— Ayekooto (@DeeOneAyekooto) April 17, 2018
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.
— 🇳🇬BOLANLE📌💯 (@bolaNLee_c) April 17, 2018
…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….”
— Ibrahim Ijaola (@ijaola_ibrahim) April 11, 2018
Festus Keyamo’s appointment is a MasterStroke. 2019 election season will be lit.
— Adebayo Bankole Akintunde (@AdeBanqie) April 17, 2018
Festus Keyamo has just been offered appointment as a Director in President Buhari’s Campaign Organisation. Life is testing him now. Like others, we shall see how he’ll come out on the other side. I wish him well.
— AJ Morgan 🇳🇬 (@AjeroMorgan) April 17, 2018
Festus Keyamo, appointed as the Director, Strategic Communications (spokesman) for the President Buhari’s forthcoming Presidential Campaign.
Now you know his support for Buhari wasn’t based on performance but on his personal interest.
— Barr MOYO OGUNLEWE (@ogunlewemoyo) April 17, 2018
Festus Keyamo – Buhari campaign? LOL!
Mr Festus plix don’t offense, how much did they offer u to sell ur dignity? pic.twitter.com/1k6XCinzeg
— Jèfé Juān Jọsé #BBNaija (@Jefe_says) April 17, 2018
Festus Keyamo rode on Gani Fawehinmi’s fame as one of his disciples,& today he’s the spokesperson for the re election of Buhari, a man disobeying court orders & violating human rights. He’s now in support of everything Gani fought against. Not surprised,Judas also betrayed Jesus.
— JAGABAN (@UNCLE_AJALA) April 17, 2018
Buhari with his NEPA cert, has a SAN as Vice President, while illegally detaining two political prisoners without trial;
he has now appointed Festus Keyamo (SAN) ,to defend it; how do we convince our children to go to school after this?
Being educated in Nigeria is overrated😞
— Somto Onuchukwu (@chosensomto) April 17, 2018
Festus Keyamo will lose all credibility if he accepts this…
It will clearly show that a lot of these “human right activists” are just noisemakers.
— Oluwaseun 🇳🇬 (@DerSchwarzArzt) April 17, 2018
I thought Festus Keyamo was going to fill up the shoes of late Gani Fawehinmi (SAN). We might as well look else where! Father, we pray for Genuine, young, un-recycled leaders for 2019. “Festus Keyamo”
— Duru Chibuzor eric (@DuruchibuzorE) April 17, 2018
What did Festus Keyamo say that was not true? That things were bad when the President came in? That he has rescued the country from the dirt and mud we were plunged into? Nigerians must accept the truth of how bad our system was when Buhari came in.
— C.E.O Charles (@IneCharles) April 11, 2018
See how Festus Keyamo just ruined his reputation in less than 3 years. For what exactly?
— Rabbòni Sossa (@OluwafemiSossa) April 17, 2018
Gani Fawehinmi, SAN, was jailed for speaking up against despots
Festus Keyamo, SAN is appointed spokesperson of Buhari campaign organisation
— The Son of Man (@olufemisp) April 17, 2018
Confused on how to react to Festus Keyamo’s appointment as @MBuhari‘s campaign spokesperson. Sad for the charade the appointment is? OR Happy ‘cos now we clearly know where Festus Keyamo’s allegiance is?
— Victor Àbàtì 🇳🇬 (@Victor_O_Abati) April 17, 2018
Tolu Ogunlesi was jumping upandan on Twitter, he got an appointment. Festus Keyamo was yabbing everybody because of Buhari, he got his reward. Jags turned himself to Agbero for APC, he got one. Ayedee, try harder
— Ghas Al Rhul (@Ceorhemz) April 17, 2018
I don’t get why people are hating on Festus Keyamo and his new job as spox for the Buhari campaign. It’s a job like others have. What’s the fuss. Are we saying Buhari shouldn’t have a spokesperson for his campaign?
Let’s focus please.
— Charles (@jingles1000) April 17, 2018
Festus Keyamo.. Fighting for Human Rights(Rice)…
— Simple.. (@Sakagucheee) April 17, 2018
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