Festus Keyamo, the state minister for labor and employment, has claimed that by agreeing to serve as the spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign committee, he is not breaking any laws.
The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) had requested Keyamo to resign from his ministerial position after he was named the spokesperson for the APC presidential campaign.
However, the minister said in a statement that opposition parties are funding the civil society organization (CSO).
The minister also said opposing his appointment as the partyâ€™s spokesperson is denying him of his fundamental human right to freedom of association.
â€œWhat does the law say? Section 84 of the Electoral Act clearly states that political appointees are to resign if they are to contest for any party position or any public office. No mention was made of ad hoc appointments for party activities. So, strictly speaking, no law is being violated here,â€
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