- Festus Keyamo has denied allegation that he paid millions of naira to Charly Boy
- Keyamo who is the official spokesperson of the 2019 re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari claimed it would be wrong of anybody to believe that he paid such money to Charly Boy
- According to him, it is the culture of entertainers to raise their stock in the public by bandying phantom figures for their engagements
Festus Keyamo, director of strategic communications (official spokesperson) of the 2019 re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari, has denied allegation that he paid millions of naira to Charles Oputa, convener of OurMumuDonDo Movement.
Keyamo who disclosed this on his Twitter handle on Friday, March 22, said whoever believed that he would pay money to Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, should have his or her head examined.
His tweet read:
"I’ve been having some good laugh. Whoever thinks that I would pay a penny for a song by @Areafada1 that disses both the APC and PDP must have his/her head examined. If the quarreling parties want to hurt their egos by bandying phantom figures, they should leave me out of it.
"As we’ve said before, some of us ran the PMB campaign on zero budget as volunteers whilst the opposition was paying $90,000 monthly to an American lobbyist (N400 million per year). It’s therefore preposterous to suggest that a 9-figure amount or any at all was paid for a song!
"In the world of entertainment, it’s the culture of most (not all) entertainers to raise their stock in the public by bandying phantom figures for their engagements & some others display phantom acquisitions on social media to attract attention and raise their worth for clients.
"I’ve always encouraged @Areafada1 & @adeyanjudeji, who are my long-time friends & clients to continue on the path they chose for themselves. I will hate to see them fall apart. Therefore it behoves us all to work together to put things right. I always enjoy vibrant opposition!"
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that Charly Boy admitted to collecting millions of naira from Festus Keyamo, a spokesman for President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign team.
Charly Boy who is the leader of a Nigerian socio-political movement #OurMumuDonDo Movement, however, said that the money was a payment for the right to use a song he recently composed.
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