Keyamo, Dogara quarrel over Tinubu

Yakubu Dogara, a former speaker of the house of representatives, squared up with Festus Keyamo, the minister of labour and productivity, in a Twitter spat.

Dogara, who left the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), to team up with former Vice president Abubakar Atiku, had disagreed with President Muhammadu Buhari over his avowal that the APC presidential flag bearer, Bola Tinubu, meant well for Nigeria and would succeed him.

Hon. Yakubu Dogara

TheCornet reports that Buhari amid his speech at the APC campaign stop in Lafia, Nasarawa state, said that Tinubu meant well for the country and urged Nigerians to vote for him.

But, Dogara disagreed and called the President’s comment a “joke” and a “satire”.

He said, “I know that PMB loves to crack jokes but I didn’t know he will escalate it to the level of satire. Asiwaju (Bola Tinubu) ‘ll give his best to Nigeria. Really? Fake certificates,fake parentage, golden triangle escapades, racketeering. No PMB, Nigeria does not deserve his best but we get the satire.”

Responding, the chief spokesperson for the APC presidential campaign, Keyamo, said Dogara was only “pained” by Buhari’s support for Tinubu.

He said, “My brother and law school mate, @YakubDogara, this tweet is beneath you. You are actually pained by the support of PMB for @officialABAT, two leaders who have stayed true to their beliefs and causes, unlike the political prostitute, wanderer & back-stabber that you’ve always been, ” Keyamo tweeted.

Equally, Dogara who wouldn’t take the accusation lying down, fired a riposte, saying he was not political mates with Keyamo.

“My brother, I have a name for you but because it’s not a good one, I won’t say it as a cost of friendship.

“Yes, we were mates at Law School but I am waiting for you to win a councilorship election first so we can be mates in politics. Learn to punch below your weight category.”

Keyamo is yet to give a response to Dogara’s tweet, which has been viewed 335,000 times, retweeted 1,581 times, and gathered 3, 632 likes.



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