The publisher of Ovation magazine, Dele Momodu, has slammed Festus Keyamo.
Momodu described Keyamo, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, as a busybody Lawyer.
Keyamo, SAN, who doubles as the Director of Public Affairs and Chief Spokesperson, Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had attacked Momodu, saying he is a hopeless ‘Owambe’ clown who had begun his dance of shame in the open.
He was reacting to the Ovation publisher’s description of the manifesto of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Presidential Candidate of the APC, as an appropriation of MKO Abiola’s legacy.
In his response, Momodu, who is the director of strategic communications of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign, in a statement on Tuesday said, he was compelled to respond to Keyamo’s verbal attack against his person.
The statement reads, “Dear Festus, once again I’m compelled to respond to your diatribe against my person just because I critiqued the manifesto of your Presidential candidate, Chief Bola Tinubu.
“You and I never interacted much other than on occasions when you needed free publicity as always and would do anything for attention. There was the occasion when you had a controversial battle with your date and I called to appeal to you to do the needful.
“I also called on you at your office to congratulate you on the attainment of your Senior Advocate of Nigeria status. On all occasions, you accorded me the respect that I earned and deserve.
“You will recall that you practically photobombed yourself into our picture the day I walked into Major General Muhammadu Buhari’s apartment in London because it was an opportunity for you to trend. You’re a media creation and we supplied you the oxygen regularly.
“Let me note that unlike you, I was not desperate for any appointment and so did not join APC when I humbly supported Buhari. There was never a time I discussed APC with you, when I had direct access to your Bosses.
“I discovered the rudderlessness of APC government early enough and promptly, and publicly, apologized to Nigerians for my past support.
History would forever record my modest contribution to that blistering campaign for which my impact was considered significant.
“On Governor Akinwumi Ambode, he had so much to offer and showcase to the world and I was happy to celebrate him amongst the pantheon of great African leaders with remarkable infrastructure projects, in the league of President John Mahama and Governor Nyesom Wike.
“Ovation International has remained consistent with this great tradition. Our job is too serious and very different from that of a busybody Lawyer who jumps into every case just for hype.
“I noticed your rapid deterioration since you took on this job of Junior Minister in a Ministry bedevilled with so much confusion. You need urgent deliverance from your present giddiness and I would gladly oblige you the services of an exorcist.”