- Renowned lawyer and human rights activist, Festus Keyamo suffered a verbal attack in Anambra on Friday, April 20
- Keyamo was verbally attacked by a businessman, Bobby Uzochukwu, for accepting President Muhammadu Buhari's appointment
- The renowned lawyer accepted to serve as spokesperson for President Buhari re-election campaign
Following Festus Keyamo's (SAN) acceptance to serve as spokesperson for the President Muhammadu Buhari's campaign organisation in the 2019 general elections, a businessman in Anambra state has verbally attacked the renowned lawyer.
The businessman, Bobby Uzochukwu, on Friday, April 20, verbally attacked Keyamo on the premises of the Anambra state federal high court, Awka, accusing him of being a betrayal for accepting the appointment, Punch reports.
Legit.ng notes that Keyamo, who was the counsel for a defendant in a suit on the August 6 killings at Saint Philip’s Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Anambra state, was fielding questions from journalists at the court complex when the businessman verbally attacked him, calling him unprintable names.
Keyamo, however, ended his interview with journalists as he entered his car and left.
Uzochukwu said: “I know Keyamo. He’s my friend. I was surprised when I heard that he accepted to serve Buhari. This is a betrayal of the highest order. We thought Keyamo would replace the late Gani Fawehinmi; but see what he has done, consenting to serve somebody who has no interest of the people at heart. I would have done more things to him this afternoon, but as you can see, he ran away.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a day after his appointment as the director of strategic communications for the Buhari campaign organisation, senior lawyer, Festus Keyamo revealed the reasons he decided to accept the offer announced in a letter on Tuesday, April 17.
Keyamo said this on Wednesday, April 18, in a lengthy response to the shades of opinions that greeted his appointment.
Keyamo revealed that he was actually consulted before the appointment and that he accepted it for the good of Nigeria and for posterity.
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