Festus Keyamo Reacts As PDP Approaches Court, Seeks Tinubu’s Disqualification 

By Damilare Adeleye

The Chief Spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo, has berated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its move seeking the disqualification of the ruling party’s presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation (PCO) through its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, said it has taken its case to the court to have Tinubu declared ineligible to contest the February 25 presidential election.

This development is coming barely 32 days to the upcoming general election.

Speaking with reporters in Abuja on Monday, Ologbodiyan said the PDP-PCC have proceeded to the court to demand among other things that Tinubu be declared “ineligible to contest the Presidential election by virtue of section 137 (1) (d) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

He also disclosed that the PDP “is filing for accelerated hearing in this case in the interest of the nation.”

Reacting to the development in a statement late Monday night, Keyamo said the opposition party was waking up rather too late and bereft of originality and ideas.

He said: “This is so laughable that Nigerians are beginning to see that these are remorseless people; leopards that cannot change their skin. Instead of Atiku to face the cameras, shed some tears and apologise to the nation for abusing his office as VP (vice president) with SPVs, his reply in summary is, ‘what-about-you-too?’ This is disastrously sad.

“Why did they wait all these months until we filed before they are now rushing to court? I challenged them more than two months ago, yet, they did nothing. It shows a team that is lacking in originality, lacking in ideas and lacking in vision.

“It is just an attempt to create a counter suit to our own. Unfortunately for them, Nigerians have seen through them already: SPV advocates that are trying to turn the tide of public opinions. Nigerians have decided; Nigerians have rejected them."