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Festus Keyamo Reveals Secret Texts With Eedris Over Jagajaga Comments

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Nigeria’s minister of state for Niger Delta, Festus Keyamo has made public text messages he exchanged with controversial singer, Eedris Abdulkareem following the rappers comments in his recently released ‘Jagajaga Reloaded’ single.

Keyamo took to his official verified Facebook and Twitter accounts to reveal conversations he had with the rapper while campaigning for the election bid of Muhammadu Buhari.

Among many secrets revealed, one that stood out is the claims by Keyamo that Eedris once recorded to campaigns for Buhari but wanted a fee to join the campaign hitherto.

The minister added he takes pride and honor in serving Nigeria and not for personal gains as alleged by the rapper.

Festus Keyamo wrote;
Eedris Abdulkareem just released a song, ‘jagajaga reloaded’, where he waxed the following lyrics, “where Festus Keyamo sef? He don dey chop with cabal o”. I laughed out so loud and even danced to the rhythm too. But there’s a small story behind this poor attempt at blackmail

In 2018, when I was named the Director of Strategic Communications for Buhari Campaign Organisation Eedris waxed a song in support of Buhari & wanted to join us, albeit for a fee. He then made desperate efforts to see me through text messages from his phone no. 0701969177

When I finally met with him, I listened to the songs, but told him I had no budget for such or any for that matter. I explained that my job was voluntary. It was the same thing I told so many other so-called activists-by-day-and-hustlers-at-night who secretly approached me

He then switched to the fact that he wanted a loan to pay for his hotel bills to the tune of N1.3 m & to cater for his ‘sick mum’. That was already running into more than N3m. However, one govt functionary called me to say he told him another story that his child was sick

He begged me to introduce him to Malami (AGF), Amaechi & the SGF and to paint a good ‘PR’ for him. He pledged that he was with us in the campaign with his whole ‘body and soul’. But at this point, I knew he was a desperate hustler who could embarrass me, so I ghosted him.

Shortly after this episode when he could not penetrate the system to get the money he so desperately wanted, he then endorsed Atiku and called Buhari a ‘fraudster’. See one of the links here… m.guardian.ng/life/eedris-ab…. But we decided to ignore his weak voice of opposition

After our victory, he went berserk and joined every protests against the same Buhari whom he wanted to serve with his whole ‘body and soul’, but needed money to do so. He has been mentioning my name specifically at occasions as if I am the cause of all his troubles in life

Now, the latest is the ‘jagajaga reloaded’ that he has waxed to vent his frustrations at not getting into the system. His reference to me as ‘chopping’ reminds me of the gaffe of then Minister Sunday Afolabi who infamously said Bola Ige was invited to Govt to ‘come and chop’!

I wish to assure Eedris and any who think being in Govt is tantamount to ‘chopping’, that for some of us (I can’t speak for others) it is just an honour to serve our country and an attempt to move from armchair criticism to a real participant in order to make a difference.

Finally, we can all sit back and enjoy the ‘jagajaga reloaded’. One of the objectives of the song is to call me out since I ghosted him for attempted extortion – he has now succeeded. Another objective is to help promote the song by my reaction – that he has also achieved!fb img 16193334503521597259404890926632fb img 16193334540261053289940202251348fb img 16193334565542251086289516617933fb img 16193334586448967192014505880476fb img 16193334623062914922268651686983fb img 16193334658124306947113783344765fb img 16193334703426024734985348555859fb img 16193334744521818874147746342557fb img 1619333477109581092497391803425fb img 16193334807865727885008893833833

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