- Festus Keyamo has defended President Buhari, saying the president has no reason to silence opposition and critics as alleged in some quarters
- The minister of state for labour and employment said Buhari has no reason to silence those who had been silenced by the 15 million Nigerians who voted for him
- Keyamo called the opposition bad losers who want to silence those who voted for President Buhari
Festus Keyamo, the minister of state for labour and employment has come down hard on the opposition and critics of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the Nigerian electorate abandoned them in the 2019 general elections.
Keyamo dismissed the allegations that President Buhari is silencing critics and opposition, saying the Nigerian leader has no reason to silence those who had been silenced by the 15 million citizens who voted for him.
The labour minister, in a thread of tweets posted on Monday, January 13, added that President Buhari who did not silence the opposition during the elections has no reason to do so "after their 'threat' during the elections is over".
He said: "There are butterflies amongst us who think they’re birds. They shouted themselves hoarse against us during elections, yet the voters didn’t listen & nobody ‘silenced’ them. Is it after their ‘threat’ during elections is over that anyone would be interested in silencing them?
This President has NO REASON to silence those already silenced by the roaring voices of 15m voters in the last 2 general elections. These tiny bad losers are rather the ones who want to silence the voices of those 15 million citizens & govt has a responsibility to prevent that."
The labour minister also accused the unnamed critics of dragging the federal government into their "private predicaments".
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, denied speculations that the Buhari-led government is marginalising the people of southeast extraction.
The minister said President Buhari has been fair to the Igbos, noting that accelerated work on the second Niger bridge confirmed that the people of the region are carried along in the current administration.
Speaking on the importance of the second Niger bridge to Buhari, Ngige said the president made the bridge one of the flagship projects of his administration, adding that he also approved Enugu international airport.
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