Spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress, APC’s Presidential Campaign Council and Director, Public Affairs, Festus Keyamo, has called on Service Chiefs and Security Agencies in Nigeria to place the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi and some of his supporters on the terror watch lists.
Keyamo, in a statement he personally signed, said Mr. Obi and those he described as his demented supporters should be placed on the terror lists for circulating an incendiary video with a fake message by one of his supporters called Powell Glad Legbe (on his Facebook page) calling on Yorubas not to vote for Peter Obi.
He alleged that Mr. Obi wrongly and wickedly attributed the said quote and fake message to an amorphous ‘Tinubu group’.
His words: “Up till now he has not withdrawn his accusation nor has he apologized to our presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”
“It is obvious Mr. Peter Obi wants to cause religious crises in the country and for this I call on the security agencies to place Mr. Obi on security watch or invite him for thorough investigation.
“If necessary, I’m prepared to be invited too as a witness to prove my case against him,” the Minister of State for Labour and Employment concluded.
This seems like a twist of events, as the LP leadership’s had earlier called on the same Service Chiefs to place the APC Presidential Campaign Council Spokesperson on security watch list.
Making the call, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Abayomi Arabambi, the LP said its demand was a response to Keyamo’s allegation that its presidential candidate, was planning to fake an assassination attempt and hire supporters to dress in the APC caps and T-shirts to attack his party offices.
Fuming over Keyamo’s outburst, Arabambi described his action as a ‘treasonable conduct’ that warranted being placed on the terror watch list by security agencies in the country.