Festus Keyamo was also the spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 campaign.
By Jeffrey Agbo
Minister of State for Labour and Employment Festus Keyamo has expressed appreciation to the presidential and vice-presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima, for appointing him as spokesman for their campaign.
APC Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, had on Thursday revealed that Keyamo will be the campaign spokesman. He named the Governor of Plateau State and Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum, Simon Lalong, as the Director General of the party’s Presidential Campaign Council.
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Adamu presented Keyamo and Lalong to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.
Keyamo tweeted on Friday that he was humbled to have been selected for the position.
“Special thanks to @officialABAT and @KashimSM for finding me worthy to lead the line in the APC 2023 Presidential Campaign Council as Official Spokesperson. I am humbled because both great leaders have been reputed to possess the uncanny ability to nurture mentees,” he wrote.
Buhari redeploys Keyamo to Labour ministry
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Keyamo (SAN) was also the spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 campaign.
Adamu told reporters at the State House, “We are here to see Mr. President to brief him and to get his approvals of plans that we are having regarding our campaign outfit.
“And once we have his approval, we intend to make major disclosure. We’re on the same page with the Presidential and the individuals who will play various roles in the campaign.
“The DG of the campaign is seated by my right here. Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State.
“We have a spokesperson in the person of Festus Keyamo. The deputy spokesperson is Hannatu Musawa. This is what we came to discuss with the President.”
Adamu explained that the choice of Lalong was based on his ability to do the work required to ensure victory for the Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima presidential setup in next year’s elections.
“He has the ability to do it. The party leadership has seen that he is capable of running the affairs of the campaign outfit,” he noted.