I never sued Tinubu – Keyamo

Festus Keyamo, a spokesman for the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council for the 2023 elections, has claimed that he did not file a lawsuit against Bola Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos State, for allegedly forging certificates.

“I never sued Tinubu. No. I sued the House of Assembly seeking an interpretation of the law,” Keyamo said in a statement sent to Channels Television on Tuesday.

The Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organization Spokesperson, Daniel Bwala, had insisted that Keyamo had sued Tinubu during his first term as governor of Lagos. The Minister of State for Labor and Employment was responding to that statement.

Bwala referenced a court decision in his remarks on Channels Television’s Political Paradigm, Keyamo V. House Of Assembly, Lagos State (2002)18 NWLR (Pt. 799)605.

However, Keyamo said, “Once the Supreme Court pronounces on an issue, it becomes binding on even the lawyer who loses, and he is bound to obey and defend the judgment of the court. So assuming (which is not conceded) that I made any accusation in the matter, once the Supreme Court ruled, that was the end of the matter. From that moment, it behoves me to stop pushing a matter already laid to rest by the highest court of the land and defend the decision.

“Nigerians would be hearing from the horse’s mouth as to what transpired during the battle that raged then and how the matter was eventually laid to rest,” he said, adding that he is “the greatest defender of Asiwaju on the issue today”.

Keyamo noted that “these battles we waged were not borne out of bitterness and hate” but to “unravel the truth and the real constitutional powers of the House”.

“So, once the issue was laid to rest, we move on. Anyone who thinks I would still harbour any resentment more than 20 years later should examine their head,” he said.

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