Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has reacted to comments by Bishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan against the upcoming May 29 swearing in of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu.
Reacting to Onaiyekan’s stance on Tinubu’s victory, Keyamo in a statement posted via his Twitter handle said Onaiyekan’s comment is an embarrassment to the Body of Christ.
His words: “Dear daddy Onaiyekan, you know we all respect you a lot, but your political comments are becoming unstatesmanlike.
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“A statesman who doubles as a Man of God should strive to be fair to all. You didn’t say the same thing when Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan and Buhari were all sworn in as Presidents when their cases were still before the courts.
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You have chosen to single out this President- Elect @officialABA this time around because the candidate you and your other religious brethren openly supported lost the election and you all feel humiliated and embarrassed. All issues raised against the victory of @officialABAT in court now (whether it is 25% votes in FCT or the fake drug issue, etc), are not different from issues raised against previous Presidents-elect because basically the complaints have always been that the declared victor did not win the election fair and square or was not qualified to contest the election. No disqualifying issue against a candidate can be greater than other disqualifying issues since a single issue can decide a case against a President-elect.
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