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  • Updated: May 18, 2023

2023 Presidency: You, Obi Are Behaving Like Trump — Keyamo To Atiku

Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar have been compared to former US President Donald Trump by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo.

According to Keyamo, Obi and Atiku are behaving like Trump by refusing to accept their obvious defeat in the 2023 presidential election.

The minister's words were in response to Atiku expressing disappointment with the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, for reaching out to the President-elect, Bola Tinubu.

AllNews Nigeria reported earlier that Blinken stated that his country is keen on sustaining the ties between them and Nigeria by working with Tinubu's administration.

Atiku Abubakar

Reacting to Atiku's disapproval, Keyamo via his Twitter handle stated that the US knows that he (Atiku) and Obi are behaving like Trump.

Keyamo said that the world has moved on but Atiku and Obi remain in one spot, adding that their mob on social media cannot overwhelm the institution of the country.

"No, your Excellency, @atiku, it is not a contradiction. The United States and @SecBlinken know you and Peter Obi are behaving like Donald Trump in America: refusing to accept your obvious defeat and relying on propaganda to deceive the world.

"They have your type in the US, so they understand the issues correctly.

"They know that whilst there were intolerable incidents during the election perpetrated by all leading parties (for instance Peter Obi got far less votes in Anambra State than was declared - I dare them to publish what is on IREV), they also have credible reports that those isolated incidents did not SUBSTANTIALLY affect the overall outcome of the elections.

"They know both of you could NOT have won when, as opposition parties, you split your votes into 3 parts, with even a revolt of 5 of your Governors within your depleted party. Yes, THEY KNOW YOU LOST AND @officialABAT WON, FAIR AND SQUARE.

"And for those who perpetrated these irregularities during the elections, the US has applied the appropriate sanctions (and we welcome those sanctions which deepen our democracy), but that is that.


"Hence, a couple of days ago, the Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of the U.S Embassy in Nigeria, Mr David Greene visited the Vice-President-Elect Senator Kashim Shettima and earlier today Secretary Blinken put a call through to @officialABAT to pledge the cooperation of the US and its support for the incoming administration.

"The world has actually moved on, but you and Peter Obi are still standing on one spot.

"As usual, you and Peter Obi are depending on your usual bullying tactics to overwhelm the US and @SecBlinken and cow them to toe your warped line of reasoning that has NO EVIDENTIAL basis.

"Unfortunately for you, these are people and institutions that cannot be overwhelmed by your mob on social media.

"That system handled Trump and his tantrums. They can also handle you and Peter Obi", he penned.


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