Eedris Abdulkareem Explains Why He Approached Keyamo For Help


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Veteran musician, Eedris Abdulkareem has replied Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, who accused him of attempted blackmail.

Eedris replied to the minister in an Instagram post on Sunday

Keyamo had said in a Twitter thread on Saturday night that Eedris attempted to blackmail him in his new single “Jagajaga Reloaded”.

The minister said that although the musician keeps up an appearance of being against the Muhammadu Buhari administration, he (Eedris) once begged to be a part of the strategic communications team of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, which he directed in 2018.

Keyamo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), shared the musician’s phone number with which he interacted with him.

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He also shared screenshots of their conversation where Eedris begged to be introduced to the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami SAN, Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, among others.

Keyamo added that the musician sought a loan of N1.3 million from him to offset his hotel bills and take care of his sick mother.

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Reacting, the musician stated that he indeed sought Keyamo’s help when his mother was ill because he thought the minister was his “brother” and “comrade”.

“When my mother was dying, I reached out to a brother, or one I thought was a brother and a comrade. Could he have helped, yes. Did he help, NO. Such was the wickedness of his heart that he munched and kept personal details for three years… real Hallmark of a Blackmailer!” he wrote.

“In 2018, I still thought the man was a comrade. Thought he could effect change in the government he served. Then he joined the cabal, he became inner caucus and held the steering wheel spiralling Nigeria into doom. He joined to crush the revolution of the youths. He joined the cabal; the cabal which mowed down our youths at LEKKI TOLL GATE.

“With a vexed spirit, I went again to the studio for ‘Jagajaga Reloaded’ and the blackmailer went to town. The cabal is awoken. The cabal is hit. The cabal is in pain. The cabal is failing. The cabal will FALL,” Eedris further wrote.

Eedris said he had no apology for criticising Buhari’s government in the lyrics of “Jagajaga Reloaded”, noting that he only sang about Nigeria’s current reality.

“The blackmailer said I recorded a song for Buhari. The said song is titled: ‘Obasanjo Write Buhari Letter’. Here is the link to that song, listen and you will phantom the deviousness and dubiousness of the evil SAN (Senior Advocate Blackmailer of Nigeria) called Festus Keyamo.

“Issues raised on ‘Jagajaga Reloaded’ are facts. Nigeria never had it so bad. The Jagajaga has taken a gargantuan dimension. We must keep asking questions. We must ask the cabal questions.

“Festus Keyamo don join the cabal. He is in pains because his next ambition is to be governor of Delta State; perhaps to localise grand looting, terrorism, murdering and raping of our citizens, kidnapping, which his cabal have romanticised and packaged as banditry, and sundry other mis-governance. This is why Jagajaga ti get e! Festus Keyamo na cabal,” the musician further wrote.

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