The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo and a retired American mental health counsellor, Dr Jeffrey Guterman, have been tackling each other over the Labour Party presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Peter Obi.
Keyamo, who also doubles as the Director of Media and Public Affairs and official spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress presidential campaign council, had warned Guterman to stay out of Nigeria’s politics after he tweeted “Shame on you, #fkeyamo” when he (Keyamo) claimed that Obi, was playing the ethnic card to get votes in the coming election.
Responding to him on Tuesday, Keyamo said, “As a hired online mercenary without a Nigerian Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC), may I suggest you stay away from our local politics? I am under restraint from professional bodies to which I belong, hence I have not descended on you with the worst expletives.” To which Guterman replied, “I will not stay away from Nigerian politics, Mr. Mugu #fkeyamo”
In fresh exchange between the duo on Wednesday, Keyamo quoted a tweet of Guterman asking for financial help and said, “My friend #JeffreyGuterman, you should have said this from the word go that you needed financial help, hence your interest in our internal affairs to attract some patronage from supporters here. I am sorry to hear about your financial needs and I wish you well. Goodluck.”
Dr Guterman retorted, “I am not your friend, Mr. Mugu #fkeyamo. But please continue replying to my tweets. You are helping me immensely with my financial problems by allowing me to live rent free in your empty head.”