Spokesperson of President Muhammadu Buhari campaign organization, Festus Keyamo(SAN) has finally reacted to claims, he paid veteran singer, Charly Boy a 9-figure sum to slander Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
In a statement by the campaign spokesperson on Friday evening, he denied paying for a song by Charly Boy aka Area Fada aka Charles Oputa, who disses both the ruling party and opposition.
See full statement below
I’ve been having some good laugh. Whoever thinks that I would pay a penny for a song by Areafada that disses both the APC and PDP must have his/her head examined. If the quarreling parties want to hurt their egos by bandying phantom figures, they should leave me out of it
As we’ve said before, some of us ran the PMB campaign on zero budget as volunteers whilst the opposition was paying $90,000 monthly to an American lobbyist (N400 million per year). It’s therefore preposterous to suggest that a 9-figure amount or any at all was paid for a song!
In the world of entertainment, it’s the culture of most (not all) entertainers to raise their stock in the public by bandying phantom figures for their engagements and some others display phantom acquisitions on social media to attract attention and raise their worth for clients.
I’ve always encouraged Area fada and Adeyanju Deji, who are my long-time friends and clients to continue on the path they chose for themselves. I will hate to see them fall apart. Therefore it behoves us all to work together to put things right. I always enjoy vibrant opposition!