It is indeed getting complicated as new chapters are opening in the story of how millions of naira exchanged hands between the President Muhammadu Buhari camp and maverick entertainer, Charly Boy, as Festus Keyamo, said to have provided the slush fund, on Friday denied his involvement.
Keyamo, who spoke on the same day the musician and activist, popularly known as Area Fada, got suspended as the leader of OurMumuDonDo Movement, argued that it was unthinkable that he would be dishing out money to purchase a song, where his principal, was equally abused.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), who was the spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, according to Charly Boy, dished out money in ‘nine figures’ to release the diss song, ‘Another guy man,’ where the musician castigated the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, after a similar song against Buhari.
Trust, Keyamo, was quoted by Daily Trust to have denied the allegation, stressing that it is unimaginable that he will pay for a song that insulted the All Progressives Congress, APC, the party that sponsored Buhari for the 2019 presidential election.
“Anybody who thinks that I would pay one naira for a song that also abuses APC, you know the song also abuses APC? It says both APC and PDP are the same. Anybody who thinks that I would pay one naira for that kind of song, the person should go and examine his head,” he said.
The co-convener of #OurMumuDonDo Movement, Deji Adeyanju, who resigned from the movement on Wednesday, had accused Charly Boy of collecting money from the presidency during his (Deji) stay at Kano Central Prison.
“When Keyamo came to discuss Deji’s matter, he heard my new song that I was working on…where I was dissing Atiku,” Charly Boy said in the interview.
“I don’t care. But if you want to use my work, you pay for it.”
“Of course, he paid for it. And they paid heavy money.”
When asked how much the money was, Charly Boy admitted that the money was in “nine figures” mentioning no specific amount.
Nine figures will represent any amount from 100 million (100,000,000) to nine hundred and ninety-nine million, nine hundred and ninety-nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety-nine (999,999,999)
The song, ‘Another Guy Man,’ was posted to YouTube on January 25. It has 6,693 views and 44 comments on Charly Boy’s channel as at Friday afternoon.
Adeyanju on Wednesday claimed that he rejected offers of about $2 million made to him by the agents of the Nigerian government to quit opposing the government.
“Not that we haven’t been offered money to compromise as well.
Since 2017 till date, I have been offered over $2million to compromise but I refused. If I had, they wouldn’t have sent me to Kano Central Prison or tried to charge me for terrorism & other crimes,” he posted on Twitter.