Daniel Bwala, the spokeswoman for the Atiku Abubakar campaign, has shown that Festus Keyamo, the minister of state for labour and employment, has previously filed a lawsuit against Bola Tinubu, the APC candidate for president, alleging certificate forgery.
In a Channels TV interview on Tuesday, Bwala mentioned that Keyamo had sued the Lagos Assembly in 2002 over Tinubu's bid to become the state's governor at the time.
Citing a law report titled Keyamo V. House Of Assembly, Lagos State (2002), Bwala said, “This is the Supreme Court decision in the case I have cited and I will just read a line: The appellant alleged amongst others as a legal practitioner that he has been confronted by some of his clients who wanted to understand certain things they consider important relating to their contesting the governorship in Lagos State.
“He further, that is Festus Keyamo, alleged certificate forgery against the Governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and that the latter was not qualified for the office of the governor.”
Keyamo, who was just named the spokesperson for the Tinubu Campaign Organization, was the appellant in that case, according to Bwala.
Bwala, a senior APC official, resigned from the party after Kashim Shettima was introduced as Tinubu's running mate.
Bwala was chosen by Atiku to serve as his campaign spokesman after leaving the APC for the PDP in response to criticism of the APC's Muslim-Muslim ticket.