- Most Nigerians have been misled into believing that President Muhammadu Buhari is a tough jihadist
- This was the position of Festus Keyamo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), who is the director of strategic communications of the Buhari campaign organisation
- Keyamo also said that the president proved that he is not an Islamist as some claim, by battling two religiously-oriented groups - Boko Haram and the Shiites
Festus Keyamo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and the director of strategic communications of Buhari campaign organisation has said that those who believed that the president in 2015 was a northern/Muslim jihadist were scammed.
Keyamo also said that ‘the greatest scam now is that ‘southern/Christian warriors’ are now looking for a northern/Muslim candidate ahead of 2019 for presidency.
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On his Twitter page, Keyamo said: "The defection of Akpabio has dented the crude anti-North/Muslim sentiments and lies by which the PDP has continued to hold the South/South and South/East to ransom since 2015.
"That strategy will soon collapse entirely as they will also put a Northern Muslim on the ballot in 2019."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that Keyamo had expressed dismay that instead of sticking to their original role of bridge-builders in society, some leaders of religious and tribal groups had strayed far into politics.
Keyamo was speaking against the backdrop of some inflammatory statements being made across the country by some ethnic leaders who claim to be speaking on behalf of Nigerians.
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