The Director of Strategic Communications of the Buhari 2019 Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has been bashed on Twitter after he posted a photo of a tree growing on a rail track in Gaza, in the disputed area between Israel and Palestine, and passed it off as Nigeria.
He may this known on Twitter on Sunday.
He captioned the photo: This is how trees grew in-between rail tracks between 1999 and 2015. Those were the years of ‘Initiation and Started’, when they swallowed all the money but never completed. Now, this is the ‘Completion Era’ as the tracks are beginning to roar back to life.
But some Twitter users decided to do a Google image search and discovered that the photo was first posted online on October 5 by a Chadi Faraj in Gaza and retweeted by A Paulikevich on October 6.
Many commentators then attacked Keyamo for lying and attempting to deceive Nigerians.
Read comments monitored on Twitter:
Festus posts an image from #Gaza & claims it grew between 1999 & 2015 in Nigeria.
This image was 1st shared by @chadifaraj (on 5 Oct & RTed by @A_Paulikevitch on the 6th) to show one effect of the Israeli siege on #Palestine.@AMADICHIMA rightly exposed you as a FRAUD! pic.twitter.com/pZp9UQkt8P
— AsQ 🇳🇬🇳🇬 (@AsQTweets) October 28, 2018
Somebori wee not lie and get paid in peace again pic.twitter.com/cLSZGfGmxd
— KingSlayer (@KingslayaHitman) October 28, 2018
Imagine this coming from a SAN who has been insulting Buhari as close as January this year…. A lot has changed firstly the appointment then the Millions rolled in.
If your Oga like let him construct rail from Abuja to Maiduguri, he's going back to Daura by May 2019.
— Idowu Adepoju (@AdepojuIdowu5) October 28, 2018
Mr. Festus cropped the picture online to represent situation in Nigeria. This reflects a criminal mind! Help Festus before he squanders little honour he may have with people who don't know him but ignorantly admiring him from distance! pic.twitter.com/6bar0reQqc
— Oladeji Olalekan (@Princeola82) October 28, 2018
That picture was not taken in Nigeria. Take a closer look at the telecommunication line in that pic. That line isn't ours. Keyamo isn't smart after all.
— Blez (@blez_heji) October 28, 2018
Money as rightly said is the root of all evil.
No wonder your SAN was controversial.
Oga Festus was once against PMB 's government but as soon as his name got enrolled on the payroll of he lost his sense of responsibility and only dish out what he knows to be blatant lies.
— A D E B A Y O (@heisadebayo) October 28, 2018
Festus, you dey lie now shamelessly. At least have the decency to admit the revamping of the railway lines was the initiative of GEJ, not your paymaster's as you claim.
— Mishael Josh (@Mishaeljosh) October 28, 2018
Oga in-SAN-nity, must u like to gain relevance? U can afford to travel round Nigeria out of ur pay to take pictures of old rail tracks, why been so lazy by lifting various pictures on Google to discredit ur already tainted reputation.
— OWOSHANKA (@owoashiru) October 28, 2018