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Buhari appoints Festus Keyamo spokesperson of his 2019 campaign

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Lawyer and social critic, Festus Keyamo, has been appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as  Director, Strategic Communications for his 2019 presidential campaigns.

The letter informing Keyamo of the appointment was signed by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who also doubles as the Director General of the President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation.

Keyamo made the appointment known via his verified Twitter handle on Tuesday.

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.”

See the tweet:

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.

— Festus Keyamo, SAN (@fkeyamo)

A Public Relations practitioner, Bode Aina, expressed surprise at the appointment. Aina said although Keyamo is known for his strong media presence, it is strange that the Buhari campaign team did not think the job should go to a seasoned communications practitioner.

News of the appointment also came as a surprise because Buhari on Monday told the British Prime Minister, Theresa May he was not preoccupied with his reelection.