Nigerian singer, Eedris Abdulkareem, has fired back at Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, for revealing details of personal conversations they had years ago.
It all started when Abdulkareem in a song he released recently accused Keyamo of ditching activism since he joined the All Progressives Congress-led government.
However, the minister, in a Twitter thread on Saturday, alleged that Abdulkareem’s anger was because he rejected his request to join Buhari’s media team in 2018.
Keyamo also narrated in the posts how the musician begged him for money and pleaded for help to “get into the system.”
But reacting on Sunday, Abdulkareem in series of Twitter posts, said the minister’s reaction shows that he has joined a “cabal” under the Buhari-led government.
The former member of the defunct music group, ‘The Remedies’, condemned Keyamo for publicly sharing conversations they had three years ago, despite all he did for him while he was imprisoned during the administration of former president, Olusegun Obasanjo.
The musician admitted that he sought help from Keyamo in 2018 when his mother was sick due to the friendship between them at the time.
“Did Festus Keyamo join the cabal or not? When he was in prison, I stood by him, I fought Obasanjo on behalf of all the comrades in prison, I released Jaga Jaga”, Abdulkareem wrote.
“When my mother was dying, I reached out to a brother, or one I thought was a brother and a comrade. Could he have helped? Yes. Did he help? No…such was the wickedness of his heart that he munched and kept personal details for three years…real hallmark of a blackmailer!
“In 2018, I still thought the man was a comrade. Thought he could effect change in the government he served. Then he joined the cabal, he became inner caucus and held the steering wheel spiralling Nigeria into doom.
“He joined to crush the revolution of the youths, he joined the cabal. The cabal which mowed down our youths at Lekki toll gate.
“With a vexed spirit, I went again to the studio for ‘Jaga Jaga Reloaded’ and the blackmailer went to town. The cabal is awoken. The cabal is hit. The cabal is in pain. The cabal is failing. The cabal will fall”.
The artiste said the song he recorded in 2018 was meant to address Obasanjo’s ceaseless letters to Buhari, when he himself contributed to the present challenges confronting the country.
“The blackmailer said I recorded a song for Buhari. The said song is titled: ‘Obasanjo Write Buhari Letter’.
“Here is the link to that song, listen and you will phantom the deviousness and dubiousness of the evil SAN (Senior Advocate Blackmailer of Nigeria) called Festus Keyamo.
“Issues raised on ‘Jaga Jaga Reloaded’ are facts. Nigeria never had it so bad. The ‘Jaga Jaga’ has taken a gargantuan dimension. We must keep asking questions. We must ask the cabal questions.
“Festus Keyamo don join the cabal. He is in pains because his next ambition is to be governor of Delta state. Perhaps to localise grand looting, terrorism, murdering and raping of our citizens, kidnapping, which his cabal have romanticised and packaged as banditry, and sundry other mis-governance. This is why Jaga Jaga ti get e! Festus Keyamo na cabal,” he added.