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General News of Wednesday, 18 January 2023


2023: I will resign if Tinubu tells me to withdraw case against Atiku - Keyamo

Festus Keyamo of the APC Festus Keyamo of the APC

Festus Keyamo, the spokesperson of the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council has highlighted a reason that will make him withdraw from the campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.

Speaking in an interview on Channels TV, Keyamo said he will quit his role as spokesperson for the party if he is asked to withdraw his court case against Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Keyamo believes the former vice president must be arrested and prosecuted for alleged breach of the Code of Conduct Act, Money Laundering, Criminal Breach of Trust and Conspiracy.

Keyamo was reacting to a viral video by a whistleblower, Michael Achimugu, who indicted Atiku.

Achimugu claimed that the former Vice President used Special Purpose Vehicles to usurp funds while in office between 1999 and 2007.

However, appearing on Channels Television programme, ‘Politics Today’ on Tuesday, Keyamo said: “In the case when they challenged my principal (Bola Tinubu), when they brought up dead documents from the US, I said go to court. Come out with your full chest and go to court. Up until today, they ran away.

“I’m proceeding to court. And if Asiwaju says, ‘Festus, you’re diverting from my campaign, just campaign for me.’ I will say take your campaign because this is in the national interest. I have taken it personal.”