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Call for resignation is opposition singsong world over — Festus Keyamo



Festus Keyamo (SAN), the Minister of State for Labour & Employment, has reacted to calls for President Muhammadu Buhari to resign, saying it’s commonplace world over for oppositions to make such demands so that the government can buckle up.

First sparked by the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, that Buhari was elected and not the service chiefs. And that Buhari should be held liable if the security apparatus he appointed could not safeguard lives of citizens.

This came even as there were multiple resurgencies and fresh attacks in the North-east Nigeria.

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Reacting on Twitter, Keyamo said, “The hullabaloo over the call by the opposition for the resignation of the President is unnecessary. It’s the usual singsong of opposition all over the world. They know it’s not going to happen. It’s just a way of telling govt to do more and we in government should see it in that light.”

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Still speaking on criticism against the government, the minister said since campaign periods are over, so should all propaganda, calling for oneness to move the nation forward.

“Campaign periods are times for attacks, propaganda, bickerings and recriminations by ALL SIDES struggling to get hold of the minds of voters. When campaigns are over, it is one country, one people & we must all get off our high horses & begin to respect the views of one another.”