A lady has alleged that Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, approached Mike Ozekhome, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), to connect him former president, Goodluck Jonathan, in 2013.
The allegation comes after the drama which ensued between Keyamo and Nigerian singer, Eedris Abdulkareem, on social media over the weekend.
Abdulkareem in his recently released ‘Jagaga reloaded’, had accused Keyamo of ditching his characteristic activism since joining the All Progressives Congress-led government.
Reacting, Keyamo said the artiste was angry because he rejected his request to join President Muhammadu Buhari’s media team in 2018.
While revealing personal conversations between them, the minister also said Abdulkareem begged him for money and pleaded for help to “get into the system.”
In response, the musician acknowledged that he had sought help from Keyamo when his mother sick because he considered the minister as a friend at the time.
He accused Keyamo of joining the “cabal” in Buhari’s administration and described him as “real hallmark of a blackmailer.”
But the lady identified as Hon. Justice E.P Amara on Twitter, while reacting to the development, said Keyamo is pot calling kettle black and threatened to back up her claim if the minister denies it.
“In April 2013, did you not approach chief Mike Ozhekome to connect you to Goodluck Jonathan, unlike you I will wait till you deny before I display your receipts Pot calling kettle black,” she wrote.
@fkeyamo in April 2013, did you not approach chief Mike Ozhekome to connect you to Goodluck Jonathan, unlike you I will wait till you deny before I display your receipts
Pot calling kettle black.
— HON.JUSTICE E.P AMARA (@Judge_Amara) April 25, 2021