As the 2019 presidential election draws near, all the political parties involved in the contest are busy reeling out several reasons why Nigerians should vote for their candidate.
However, what can be described as a political debate was organized by the Channels television, (SunRise Programme) on Monday for President Muhammadu Buhari and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s spokespersons.
Mr. Segun Showunmi (Atiku’s Spokesman) gave enormous reasons why Nigerians should vote out Buhari and bring in Atiku to restructure the country. On the other hand, Festus Keyamo (Buhari’s Spokesman) took a swipe at Segun for saying that Obasanjo/Atiku’s administration did well in 1999.
He advised Nigerians not to be cowed by Atiku’s sweet manifestoes and promises, noting that Atiku is not Donald Trump that used his private industries to move America forward.
Watch the video below:
[VIDEO] PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2019 DEBATE #PDP VS #APC Segun Showunmi (ATIKU's Spokesman) vs Festus Keyamo (Buhari's Spokesman)Official Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) NigeriaWHO DID BETTER?
Posted by Nija Eye on Monday, 15 October 2018
Talking about the spokespersons, Festus Keyamo who spoke on behalf of President Buhari is a Nigerian lawyer – a Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN, social crusader, critic, columnist and human rights activist. He was named by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC), Nigeria in July 2017 as one of the outstanding Nigerian lawyers to be awarded the rank of SAN. Keyamo and others named on the 2017 SAN-list were inaugurated into the elevated league of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) in September 2017.
In 2017, Keyamo was also awarded the Global Human Rights Award by the United States Global Leadership Council in Washington for his efforts over the years in respect of protection and promotion of human rights and the crusade for accountable governments in Nigeria. In April, 2018, Keyamo was appointed as the Director of Strategic Communications (Official Spokesperson) of the 2019 re-election bid of the President of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari.
He began his legal career in 1993 at Gani Fawehinmi’s Chambers in Lagos State, southwestern Nigeria. After he spent two years at Gani Fawehinmi’s chambers, he left to establish Festus Keyamo Chambers. He was counsel to the leader of the Niger-Delta Peoples’ Volunteer Force, Mujahid Dokubo-Asari in his trial for treasonable felony and lead counsel in the treason trial of Ralph Uwazuruike, the leader of the Movement For The Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB). Keyamo was also a counsel in the murder of Bola Ige.
In the other hand, Segun Showunmi is an ace Public affairs analyst who was appointed as the official Spokesperson of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organization in June 2018. Showunmi who was Special Assistant and Deputy Chief Press Secretary to the former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel had served in various political capacities including the Jonathan/Sambo Campaign in 2011.
He has also worked as Director of Organization of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State.