- The minister of labour and employment (state), Festus Keyamo, has taken to Twitter to show that Eedris Abdulkareem was badly wanted to support Buhari
- Festus backed his series of tweets up with photos of texts the musician sent where he pleaded to join their campaign team
- The revelation got heated mixed reactions from tweeps online who had so many things to say about it
The minister of Labour, Festus Keyamo, has created much social media buzz after taking to Twitter on Saturday, April 24, to call out Nigerian musician, Eedris Abdulkareem, for his 'fraudulent' ways.
In a long thread that had screenshots of text messages between him and the Jagajaga crooner, the minister revealed that Eedris who now condemns President Muhammed Buhari so much earlier in 2018 wanted to join the president’s campaign train.
He narrated that in 2018 when he was the director of strategic communications for the campaign, the musician released a song to support the president’s second term and asked to listen to it.
According to the minister, he told Eedris there was no financial budget to bring him, adding that his job as a coordinator was on a voluntary basis.
Festus went ahead to say that he begged him that he needed N3 million to pay for his hotel and that his mother was sick too.
The minister said after finding out that the musician had told people different stories with the aim of getting money from them, he stopped seeing him.
He, therefore, revealed that shortly after, Eedris joined the opponent, Atiku Abubakar, and began a strong campaign against Buhari.
Festus said that when he released Jagajaga Reloaded and said that “where Festus Keyamo sef? He don dey chop with cabal o”, he could not help but laugh out loud.
Below are some of the reactions from Twitter:
"Eedris and Keyamo’s fight isn’t our business, both are STOMACH ACTIVIST. Truth is, the number of Nigerians hoping to steal that decayed national cake is more than those already stealing it. “Nigeria JagaJaga” would easily turn to “Loading” if many of you had tasted from the cake."
"'Activists by the day, hustlers at night', that table long gan."
"It is rather disappointing that a SAN, and a serving member of the current administration would stoop this low. You can do better!!!"
"This one na casting. Activism na big business for Nigeria.. See ehen.. Most people are looking for way to chop Nigeria... Hope no dey makachi."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Eedris in a recent Instagram post announced the release of a new version of his socially conscious hit single, Jaga Jaga.
The rapper had disclosed that a brand new music video for the 2004 hit song will be released on Tuesday, April 20.