Mixed reactions from Nigerians on Twitter have greeted the appointment of lawyer-human rights activist, Festus Keyamo (SAN), as the spokesperson for President Muhammad Buhari’s 2019 campaign.
Nigerians expressed varying opinion about Keyamo’s appointment. Some say he is not fair to the masses he has hitherto claimed to fight for, while others say it is a job like every other person’s.
On Tuesday morning (today), Keyamo was appointed as the the Director, Strategic Communications for Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 presidential campaigns.
The SAN, who seems ecstatic about his appointment, took to his Twitter handle to share the news with anyone who cares enough to read.
He wrote, “With this letter below👇, I have just been appointed the Director, Strategic Communications (Official Spokesperson) for the President’s 2019 Presidential Campaigns. I will be making a formal statement on this much late.”
People have since aired diverse views about the subject matter. Here are some of the tweets:
I have nothing against Festus Keyamo, SAN. I am happy his hustle has paid off. But if you hold yourself out as a human rights lawyer, you can't accept the position of Spokesman for the campaign of a Govt famed for rights abuses. Light & darkness have nothing in common. Simple.
— Orji A. Uka (@OrjiUka) April 17, 2018
I endorse FESTUS KEYAMO as the Official Spokesperson for the Buhari Osinbanjo Campaign in the 2019 Presidential Election.
— Ayekooto (@DeeOneAyekooto) April 17, 2018
Festus Keyamo's appointment is a MasterStroke. 2019 election season will be lit.
— Adebayo Bankole Akintunde (@AdeBanqie) April 17, 2018
Festus Keyamo, appointed as the Director, Strategic Communications (spokesman) for the President Buhari's forthcoming Presidential Campaign.
Now you know his support for Buhari wasn't based on performance but on his personal interest.
— Barr MOYO OGUNLEWE (@ogunlewemoyo) April 17, 2018
Festus Keyamo – Buhari campaign? LOL!
Mr Festus plix don't offense, how much did they offer u to sell ur dignity? pic.twitter.com/1k6XCinzeg
— Jèfé Juān Jọsé #BBNaija (@Jefe_says) April 17, 2018
See how Festus Keyamo just ruined his reputation in less than 3 years. For what exactly?
— Rabbòni Sossa (@OluwafemiSossa) April 17, 2018
Festus Keyamo.. Fighting for Human Rights(Rice)…
— Simple.. (@Sakagucheee) April 17, 2018
I don’t get why people are hating on Festus Keyamo and his new job as spox for the Buhari campaign. It’s a job like others have. What’s the fuss. Are we saying Buhari shouldn’t have a spokesperson for his campaign?
Let’s focus please.
— Charles (@jingles1000) April 17, 2018