Festus Keyamo
Festus Keyamo

Festus Keyamo in 1999, convoked members of Lagos House of Assembly before a High Court in the state after the lawmakers cleared Bola Ahmed Tinubu of any wrongdoings in his certificate.

Mr. Keyamo as he was then, filed an action before a Lagos High Court challenging the legality of the panel of the State House of Assembly which cleared Governor Bola Tinubu of alleged perjury and falsification of records.

In the case entitled, ‘Keyamo vs Lagos State House of Assembly’ with docket number ID/639M/99, in 1999 Keyamo convoked all 41 members of the house before justice C.O Segun of the Lagos State high court and insisted that the chief judge investigate Tinubu for forgery

The matter was struck out by the court but the young Keyamo in 2000, went to appeal court to challenge the ruling of the lower court.

The court of Appeal which sat in Lagos, on the 20th of June, 2000, held that the clean bill of health offered Gov. Bola Tinubu of Lagos State by the state House of Assembly over allegations of perjury was in other.

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In a ruling which lasted about 15 minutes, the court dismissed an appeal by a legal practitioner, Mr. Festus Keyamo challenging the decision of lower court.

Fast forward to 22 years after, the same Festus Keyamo, now a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) appeared on an international television to defend the same certificate for which he went to court to challenge its existence.

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu had  appointed Festus Keyamo, as spokesman for his campaign under which capacity he appeared on the TV station.

During the interview, The junior minister for Labour said Tinubu read from home and was under no obligation then to go to school before obtaining a certificate.

He said great men pass exams from home, that you don’t have to go to school to pass. That they read and pass from home.

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