Festus Keyamo, the spokesperson for the Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has pointed the finger of blame at the People’s Democratic Party for the strike that is now being carried out by the ASUU in the country.
In an interview that aired on the program Daily Politics on Trust TV on August 15th, Keyamo stated that the ASUU went on strike because of a deal that was reached in 2009 by the administration that was run by the Peoples Democratic Party.
According to him, the ASUU went on strike 12 times for a total of 900 days between 1999 and 2015, which is when the PDP handed power to the current ruling party, the APC.
He said “That thing with ASUU that you keep bringing up. What exactly is the issue with the ASUU right now? It is the agreement that was signed by the PDP government in 2009. They entered into agreements with ASUU that they were unable to keep. We were forced to take over those agreements, and we are currently attempting to renegotiate the terms of those agreements.” Imagine how irresponsible a government can be when they get into agreements with ASUU and sign conditions that they are unable to achieve; this is the reason why ASUU is on strike; therefore, let us convince Nigerians that ASUU is not on strike because the APC signed a deal with them. The PDP was the party that put their name on the accord.
“We are not going to point fingers; rather, we are going to work to solve the issue. The ASUU went on strike a total of twelve times between the years 1999 and 2015, when they handed power over to the APC. I have the data, and they add up to 900 whole days.”
In response to the assertion, the spokesperson for the presidential campaign of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Daniel Bwala, who appeared on Trust TV alongside Keyamo, stated that during the administration of the PDP, there were productive engagements between the parties when ASUU or any of the labor unions was on strike


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