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Keyamo Slams Atiku Over Promise To Give PDP Members Contracts

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The Chief Spokesperson of the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo, has berated the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, over a promise made to party supporters in Ogun State.

Naija News reported that Atiku, during a meeting with PDP stakeholders and members in Abeokuta on Wednesday, promised to give contracts and appointments to those who win their polling units for the party.

He had said, “If I’m the President, if you come and say you want a job or you want a contract, I will ask you to let me have the result of your polling booth and that is what I am going to direct to everybody because unless we do that, we will not win the elections.

“You cannot be following the governor to all the places or the senator to all the places and then you don’t win your polling booth and you come and say you want to be a minister or you want to get this contract.”

But in a swift reaction via a tweet on Wednesday, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment described the PDP flagbearer as a leopard who cannot change its skin.

Keyamo asserted that Atiku is already promising contracts to political allies, and has forgotten that the Public Procurement Act (PPA) stipulates how contracts are awarded.

He wrote: “#Atikugate. A leopard cannot change its skin. “He is already promising contracts to political allies, forgetting that there is a law called the Public Procurement Act. Mr. SPV!”