Senior Advocate of Nigeria and rights activist, Festus Keyamo, has opened up on why he accepted to serve as Director, Strategic Communications of the President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation for the 2019 presidential poll.
Keyamo said he agreed to be the campaign organisation’s spokeman “for the good of the country, posterity and to enthrone a perfect system.”
Keyamo said he voted for Buhari in 2015 and will vote for him, again, in 2019.
The lawyer also added that he took the job so that those he described as “emergency heroes” do not take the country back to the old ways.
He denied accepting the appointment for personal gains, insisting that he has already attained the height of his career.
“The ultimate aim of the struggle is to enthrone a government that is focused, determined and fiercely opposed to the unscrupulous wheeler-dealers in the society, committed to protecting the interests of the down-trodden, the weak and vulnerable.
“One of the obvious ways to do this is to ensure that what belongs to all is not cornered by a few; and, if they do so, to ensure that they are made to account and brought to justice. I can boldly say that no government, in the history of Nigeria, has recovered so much looted funds as that of president Muhammadu Buhari.
“The fact that this government has clearly chosen this path in protecting the masses of our country is one of the many reasons why I am so proud and bold about my support for the re-election bid of president Muhammadu Buhari.
“Some of those same forces and interests that saw the back of General Buhari in 1985 are still very much around with us…”