The bribe and blackmail story between Festus Keyamo and popular artiste, Eedris Abdulkareem Ajenifuja worsened on Sunday after the artiste accused the minister of blackmailing him with the details of a 2018 private discussion.
Keyamo had earlier accused the popular artiste of walking away from supporting President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term election after his alleged demand for a N3m bribe was turned down.
Keyamo, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, had alleged that Eedris called him out in his new song, “Nigeria Jagajaga Reloaded” after he rejected the artiste’s N3m bill to support the Buhari campaign.
Keyamo was at that time the director of Strategic Communications for Buhari Campaign Organization and wanted to join the group for a fee.
GreenWhiteGreen GWG had reported Keyamo as saying:
“He (Eedris) then switched to the fact that he wanted a loan to pay for his hotel bills to the tune of N1.3million and to cater for his ‘sick mum’ which was already running into more than N3million, but at this point, I knew he was a desperate hustler who could embarrass me, so I ghosted him”.
Responding on Sunday, Eedris said:
“When he [Keyamo] was in prison, I stood by him, I fought Obasanjo on behalf of all the comrades in prison, I released Jagajaga. “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.
Keyamo And Eedris: New Twist To Bribe And Blackmail Story
“With a vexed spirit, I went again to the studio for “Jagajaga 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 Blackmailer said I recorded a song for Buhari. The said song is titled: “Obasanjo Write Buhari Letter”…
“Issues raised on Jagajaga Reloaded are facts. Nigeria never had it so bad. The Jagajaga 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 Jagajaga ti get e!
“Festus Keyamo na cabal.”