Spokesperson of the President Muhammadu Buhari campaign organization, Festus Keyamo, has said that it was impossible for the Yorubas to leave their son, a professor of Law and vote Peter Obi, an Igbo man from China.
The campaign spokesperson said this on Sunday, while appearing on Channels TV’s #PoliticsToday, alongside Buba Galadima, rAPC chairman.
Keyamo also trashed the recent endorsement of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar by various groups.
There is nothing that is as fraudulent as known PDP members and sympathizers putting on the apparel of socio-political groups and endorsing their own political parties, he said.
On the vice presidential candidate of the PDP, Peter Obi, Keyamo said the South West would rather vote their own(Yemi Osinbajo) than vote the China man from Eastern Nigeria. This, has stirred quite some controversies among Nigerians on Twitter, as they have lambasted Keyamo for his characterization of Peter Obi.
See what some of the reactions were like
Festus Keyamo @fkeyamo has shown a great disrespect to the people of the South East with his characterization of Peter Obi as a "china man from the east". This disdain for the igbos and persistent attempt to divide Nigerians are the undoing of this govt. @pebbles_news @segalink
— aydot (@a_aydot) February 3, 2019
How can the Yorubas leave their brother a reknowned SAN and vote for a China man from the East? This is from Festus Keyamo, SAN NOT from a street lout. I am a member of a profession that places undue emphasis on seniority. But it won't stop me from calling Festus IRRESPONSIBLE.
— Orji A. Uka (@OrjiUka) February 3, 2019