The Labour Party has called for the immediate placement of the Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo, on the security watch list.
Naija News reports that the LP made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday by its spokesman, Abayomi Arabambi while reacting to allegations made by Keyamo against its presidential candidate, Peter Obi. Recall that Keyamo had accused the former Governor of Anambra State of planning to fake his assassination and hire some supporters dressed in the APC caps and T-shirts to attack his party offices. The Spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council had also accused Obi of circulating a hate-filled video online to disparage the presidential candidate of the APC, Bola Tinubu. Reacting to Kayemo’s allegations, Arabambi asked President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the service chiefs to place Keyamo and other members of the APC presidential campaign council on security because of their utterances. He claimed that Keyamo and other members of the council are now a threat to democracy ahead of the 2023 general elections, describing the minister’s action as treasonable conduct. He said, “President Muhammadu Buhari must urgently direct the service chiefs to place Festus Keyamo and other APC presidential Campaign members and supporters on a security watch list as they are now a threat to democracy ahead of the 2023 general elections. “I called on the Inspector General of Police to urgently commence a comprehensive investigation into Mr Festus Keyamo unlawful and treasonable activities. His conducts are likely to cause a breach of peace and anarchy in our country if this ugly trend is not nipped in the bud and Keyamo be made to face possible prosecution in a court of Law. “LP sees the forced self-confession of the APC about the conspiracy being floated by the APC to assassinate the most popular and supported people’s preferred and loved 2023 Presidential Candidate, as yet another proof of God’s involvement with the Peter Obi candidacy.” “It is also the responsibility of security agencies to ensure that all the candidates are truly secured. The LP is loudly and clearly expressing its condemnation of the criminally-inclined politics the APC is trying to re-introduce into the Nigerian political system.” The LP spokesman stated that the APC has become jittery since the Obi’s ‘one million-man’ rallies started recording huge national successes. Arambambi said the party considered Keyamo’s actions as not only deceitful but a subtle way to gain unmerited sympathy in their bogus attempt to soil Obi’s name. He added: “Labour party considered this devilish act by the APC presidential spokesman as not only deceitful but a subtle way to gain unmerited sympathy in their bogus attempt at employing crude primitive tactics clandestinely in order to win the 2023 presidential election through fraudulent means “Festus Keyamo’s provocative and highly disparaging insinuation against our Presidential candidate would have been ignored with its puerile contents but it is expedient to set the record straight for the benefits of the public and our party members. “Labour Party wishes to remind Festus Keyamo that Chapter IV of the Constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria on fundamental Rights section 33(1) states: “Every person has a right to life, and no one shall be deprived intentionally of his life, save in execution of the sentence of a court in respect of a criminal offence of which he has been found guilty in Nigeria.”
This article was originally published on Naija News