‘We call on Atiku Abubakar to retain some honour by throwing in the towel now’ – Festus Keyamo

Festus Keyamo, the director of strategic
communications for APC’s Presidential
campaign council has once again spoken on
the widely published refutal by investors in
Etisalat and Keystone Bank that the family
members of President Buhari have nothing to
do with both companies.
Keyamo said ‘its another indication of the
fast-collapsing campaign of the Presidential
Candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar
and that of the PDP. The result of the fact-
check which was published in some news
outlets, clearly shows the depth of
desperation, deceit and debauchery to which
the Atiku campaign has sunk’.
He added that, ‘they have no moral compass,
no scruples, no direction in their present
attempt to smear just everyone in sight in order
to run a campaign of ‘we-are-all-corrupt.’
Rather than respect the feelings of
Nigerians by offering clear-cut
responses to straight-forward
allegations of tax-evasion, grand
corruption in and out of office,
impending sealed indictment waiting
for him in the US, Atiku Abubakar has
decided to drag the world down with
him as he goes down in a blaze of
He has decided to go wild with wild,
unsubstantiated allegations against
the President and Vice President,
throwing caution to the wind in the
process. We alerted the public about
this impending avalanche of fake news
a few days ago.
This is the classic hallmark of a
sinking campaign boat, clutching at
straws, as Nigerians have woken up to
the realisation that these are deceitful
people who have nothing to offer. That
is how its Vice-Presidential candidate,
Mr. Peter Obi was reeling out false
statistics with a straight face
throughout the Vice-Presidential
debate. Till today, he has not
apologized to Nigerians for taking
them for a ride. It is a real shame.
We call on Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and
the PDP to apologize to Nigerians and
especially the family of the President
for adopting this unwholesome tactics
and telling tales by moonlight that
have clearly backfired. The public
space is now full of jokes about
President Buhari buying the whole of
Dubai, Abu Dhabi, the National Stadium
and even the Presidential Villa.
Instead of making a mockery of a
serious campaign with such infantile
lies, Atiku Abubakar should admit it is
all over for him and the PDP, throw in
the towel and endorse the candidacy
of President Buhari. We would be sad
to see that happen because
democracy desires a healthy contest,
a serious challenger and a competent
But as it is, with nothing more to
campaign about, it is the only way for
him and his party to save face and still
retain some modicum of honour before
the Nigerian people for future
engagements – that is if they survive
this massive rejection by the Nigerian
people as a result of their bare-faced

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