Former Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has attacked the European Union Election Observation Mission’s, EU-EOM, report accusing them of propagating fake news days to the 2023 general election in Nigeria.
Keyamo claimed the report did not deserve his response because “it was so presumptuous and outside their mandate”.
Recall that the report listed Keyamo and Femi Fani-Kayode, as part of personalities that spread fake news ahead of the 2023 general elections.
In a statement via his verified Twitter handle on Wednesday, the former minister also alleged that the EU-EOM’s report “exposed a deep-seated bias about how the so-called observers went about their assignment.”
He wrote, “The part of the EU report that asserts that there was a single incident throughout the whole campaign where I retweeted a news item by a ‘suspicious website’ does not deserve my response because it is so presumptuous and outside their mandate and exposes a deep-seated bias about how the so-called observers went about their assignment. However, for the education of the gullible and unfortunate ones who are jubilating over such a poor report, I will say a word or two”.