…By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.
The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has expressed his reaction to the rally organized by former militant leader Asari Dokubo in support of the upcoming presidential inauguration of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in Nigeria.
Keyamo’s Endorsement of the Rally
Taking to his Twitter page, Keyamo openly endorsed the rally and referred to Asari Dokubo and his team as the ‘ground force’ from the creeks.
Keyamo, who also served as the chief spokesperson for the Tinubu/Shettima presidential campaign team, described Dokubo as a long-time brother and friend.
kubo’s Mobilization of Niger Delta Youths
Recalling the events, Dokubo successfully mobilized youths from the Niger Delta region to the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja.
However, the security operatives deployed to maintain peace and order during the tribunal proceedings prevented the Tinubu supporters from entering the court premises.
Display of Support for Tinubu
Despite the obstruction, the Niger Delta youths displayed their support for Tinubu by waving placards with various inscriptions and chanting solidarity songs.
Their actions aimed to express their endorsement of Tinubu’s impending inauguration as the 16th President of Nigeria on May 29.
kubo’s Determination and Warning
During a conversation with journalists, Asari Dokubo emphasized that nothing can impede Tinubu’s inauguration as the President on the specified date.
Furthermore, he warned opposition party supporters against interrupting his rally, asserting that there will be consequences for such actions.
Keyamo’s Twitter Reaction
Responding to the video of the rally that was shared on Twitter, Festus Keyamo retweeted it and added his own comment.
He used the phrase “ground force” metaphorically to describe Asari Dokubo and his team from the creeks, highlighting their significant role in supporting the swearing-in of Bola Tinubu as President.