Festus Keyamo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and Spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress’ presidential campaign council has slammed critics for deriding the people of Zamfara State for voting President Muhammadu Buhari during the presidential election on February 23, 2019.
Keyamo said this after the Speaker of the Zamfara State House Assembly, Alhaji Sanusi Rikiji, on Friday said no fewer than 50 persons, including members of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) were killed in the state on Tuesday.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated his closest opponent, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), with 313,259 votes in Zamfara State.
But some critics, in reacting to the development, faulted President Buhari’s victory by asking if Zamfara’s voter turnout was higher than Lagos or is banditry conducive to high voter turnout?
However, Keyamo, responded to the critics via his Twitter handle on Monday; saying “Those who’re deriding the people of Zamfara for voting PMB, despite security challenges, are not really shaming them; they’re rather shaming their own Presidential candidate who, in spite of these challenges, was never considered a trustworthy alternative to PMB by the Zamfara people”
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