Festus Keyamo, the Minister of State, Labour and Employment has reacted to comments by the Archdiocese of Abuja, Cardinal Bishop Emeritus of the John Onaiyekan against the upcoming May 29 swearing-in of Bola Tinubu, the President-elect.
It should be recalled that Vanguard and other print media earlier today published a report where Onaiyekan criticized the election petition tribunal for delaying to kick start hearing on the outcome of the presidential election before them. He also posited that swearing in APC’s Tinubu is an anomaly since his (Tinubu) victory is being challenged in court by Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi
According to reports from Vanguard, while reacting to Onaiyekan's stance, Festus Keyamo took to his social media handle on Twitter and wrote, "Dear daddy Onaiyekan, you know we all respect you a lot, but your political comments are becoming unstatesmanlike. Stop embarrassing the Body of Christ over Tinubu."
"A statesman who doubles as a Man of God should strive to be fair to all. You didn’t say the same thing when Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan, and Buhari were all sworn in as Presidents when their cases were still before the courts."
Festus Keyamo told Onaiyekan that the embarrassment to the Body of Christ is getting too much and no politician is worth dragging this dignified body into unnecessary political controversy. Is this too much to ask Daddy? He said. What are your reactions to this?
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