PDP Urges President Buhari To Sack Festus Keyamo Over Alleged Abuse Of Office

By Damilare Adeleye

The Peoples Democratic Party has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the spokesperson for the Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress, Festus Keyamo, for allegedly abusing the office.

The PDP said this through the spokesperson for the Atiku-Okowa Presidential Campaign Council, Daniel Bwala, at the party’s press conference in Abuja on Sunday.

The PDP said Keyamo “is using the official privilege and powers of that office to intimidate the agencies of the government including going to court and filing a case against the agents of the same branch of government to which he belongs.”

The PDP was reacting to Keyamo’s call for the probe of Atiku Abubakar over alleged corruption cases.

Saying the Minister of State for Labour and Employment was using his office to intimidate the agencies of the Federal Government, Bwala said, “We hereby call on President General Muhammadu Buhari to sack the minister for abusing the privilege that he has.”

Recall that Keyamo had last week petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, and other anti-graft agencies, to investigate the PDP standard bearer, Atiku, over alleged corruption cases.

Reacting, the PDP-PCC said Keyamo was using taxpayers’ money for self-interests.

The press conference also had in attendance other key members of the Atiku-Okowa campaign council, including Dele Momodu, who noted that the conference was part one of the party’s planned press briefings.

The PDP also called on the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control to probe the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, over alleged drug-related offences.