Contract Scam: We demand an apology, Buhari campaign organization tells Festus Keyamo
The Buhari Campaign Organization (BCO) says they demand an apology from the Director, Strategic Communications, President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation for alleging that the group was the brain behind a request to the Ministry of work, power, and housing soliciting for contracts to cushion their financial burdens.
In a statement signed by the National coordinator of the organization – Alh Danladi Pasali, and the National Secretary – Mike Asatuyi and made available to newsmen, the organization disclosed that the letter did not emanate from them and urged Festus Keyamo to expect more of such blackmail as the quest for the 2019 presidency heat on.
The group noted that Keyamo was alleged to have collected N450 million few days ago which he refuted immediately. They maintained that the allegation of N50 million was a wicked rumor to tarnish the integrity of the organization.
The Statement reads in part:
“We wish to state unequivocally that the letter to the Ministry did not emanate from the headquarters of Buhari Campaign Organization but from fraudsters, scammers and enemies of progress of the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR.
“For the purpose of history, Buhari Campaign Organization (BCO) was established since ANPP, CPC, time as a non-political, non-governmental organization with a clear-cut objective of showcasing and promoting the good leadership qualities of General Muhammadu Buhari prior to him being elected as Nigerian president in 2015 general election
“The National Executive Committee (NEC) of Buhari Campaign Organization is in possession of a copy of a letter emanating from a sister Campaign Organization, Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organization (MBCO) signed by the Director, Strategic Communication, Festus Keyamo, SAN on disclaiming BCO.
“The reading public should disregard his publication because he is uninformed about Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO). It is on record that BCO has visited and has met with President Muhammadu Buhari and the First lady, Federal Republic of Nigeria.All Buhari campaign groups in the country need to harmonize our strengths so as to ensure that President Muhammadu Buhari is re-elected in 2019 February general election instead of engaging in rivalry and unhealthy competition. Buhari Campaign Organisation expected Festus Keyamo (SAN) to cross examine the facts and verify the genuineness of the purported letter from the leadership of ECG for guidance before rushing to the press.
“BCO stand for Integrity and abhors corruption. BCO is self-funding and our organization has not got any contract, funding from any government organization.
“It is on record that Festus Keyamo was alleged to have collected N450 million few days ago, which he refuted immediately. BCO believes that the allegation of N50 million is a wicked rumour because we believe in the Integrity of President Muhamadu Buhari and also that of Festus Keyamo.
“If the opposition can do that level of damage to Festus Keyamo, how come he believed quickly in a purported letter fraudulently written on BCO letter head paper? While Festus Keyamo is a new person in the Followership of President Muhammadu Buhari, he should expect more damaging allegations from the opposition now that full-blown campaign will take off November 18, 2018 which will need a matured response,”