Nigerian media not honest – Buhari Campaign Organisation
The Director, Strategic Communications of Buhari Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo, has called out the Nigerian media for being dishonest.
In an interview granted to The Punch, Keyamo was quoted saying the media is fond of reflecting a wrong headline different from what is truly being said.
He made this assertion when responding to a question by the newspaper on what he said in 2017 regarding Buhari’s economic team not doing well and whether he has changed his mind because of his new appointment.
In his words:
“Did you read the full interview or just read the headline? If you read the whole body of the text, you would not be asking me this question because the headline itself was dubious. I never said the President’s economic team failed and I have corrected this impression on Twitter before but because of this same desperation and lack of honesty, my words have been misconstrued. I spoke to that newspaper on that day thinking that they were honest, but they went ahead to reflect a wrong headline different from what I said and that is what I always tell journalists. All I said at that time was that the economic team needed reinforcement and that they needed to add more people to the team.”