President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Festus Keyamo as the director, strategic communications for his 2019 presidential campaigns.
By this appointment, Keyamo becomes the official spokesperson for Buhari’s campaign for the 2019 presidential poll.
The letter informing him of the appointment was signed by the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who is also the director general, President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation.
The letter dated April 16, 2018 said the appointment covers the period before the president “gets APC’s nomination” and during the elections proper.
It reads: “I’m pleased to convey to you the decision of the President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation to appoint you as director, strategic communications in respect of the forthcoming campaigns for the 2019 presidential election,” the letter read.
“As you are aware, President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking the nomination of our great Party, the All Progressives Congress, as the candidate for the said election.
“Your appointment is to aid in getting the said nomination and to ensure the success of the subsequent campaigns for the 2019 presidential election.
“In your capacity, you are to be the Spokesperson for the campaign during the nomination process and also at the subsequent campaigns for the 2019 presidential election.”
Keyamo confirmed his appointment via his verified Twitter handle on Tuesday (today).
He wrote:”With this letter below?, I have just been appointed the Director, Strategic Communications (Official Spokesperson) for the President’s 2019 Presidential Campaigns. I will be making a formal statement on this much later.”
“With this letter below?, I have just been appointed the Director, Strategic Communications (Official Spokesperson) for the President’s 2019 Presidential Campaigns. I will be making a formal statement on this much later. pic.twitter.com/VxRZcI9Jdo
— Festus Keyamo, SAN (@fkeyamo) April 17, 2018