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Festus Keyamo Exposes Eedris Abdulkareem On Buhari Support

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The Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Kayamo, has exposed singer Eedris Abdulkareem, revealing how he was eager to join President Buhari's camp for a price in 2018 and how he begged for N1.3 million.

Keyamo made the shocking revelation on his Twitter account on Saturday, April 24, 2021, following Eedris Abdulkareem's song Jagajaga Reloaded.

In the song, the artist takes a jab at the minister, saying "Where Festus Keyamo sef? He don dey chop with cabal o." Replying to the line, Keyamo chose to tell the story of the singer's "poor attempt at blackmail."

Festus Keyamo/Image Source: TwitterFestus Keyamo/Image Source: Twitter

In the thread, Keyamo says that in 2018 when he was named Director of Strategic Communications for Buhari's campaign, Eedris sang a song supporting him and wanted to join his camp for a fee.

READ ALSO: Eedris Abdulkareem Arrested For Assaulting His Landlord

Eedris allegedly made desperate efforts to see Keyamo via text messages on his phone. When the meeting finally took place, the minister listened to the song and told the artist that he (Keyamo) had not budgeted for such, explaining that his job was voluntary.

Eedris Abdulkareem/Image Source: Vanguard NewsEedris Abdulkareem/Image Source: Vanguard News

According to the politician, Eedris then switched to another angle, saying that he wanted to pay a loan for his hotel bills to the tune of N1.3 million and to take care of his sick mum. The total expense was running into more than N3 million.

As events would turn out, another government functionary told Keyamo that Eedris gave him another story; that it was his child who was sick.

READ ALSO: Festus Keyamo Sends Strong Message To Politicians Seeking To Blackmail Him

Seeing that things were not going his way, Eedris begged Keyamo to introduce him to Malami (AGF), Amaechi, and the SGF, requesting that the minister paint a good 'PR' for him.

Eedris pledged that he was with Keyamo and the Buhari campaign with his 'body and soul'. At that point, the minister says he knew the singer was just a 'desperate hustler' and he 'ghosted' him.

Shortly afterward, when it dawned on Eedris that he could not penetrate the system to get the money he desperately needed, he endorsed Atiku, calling Buhari a fraudster. But Keyamo and his camp decided to ignore him.

After Buhari emerged victorious in the election, Eedris went 'beserk' and joined all the protests against President Buhari who he earlier said he would support with 'body and soul'.

READ ALSO: 'Don't Follow Buhari Like Mumu' - Eedris Abdulkareem To Osinbajo

Now, Keyamo says Jagajaga is an attempt to vent his frustrations at them for not getting into the system. See the thread below (with screenshots of the text Eedris sent Keyamo).

 

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