Co-convener of Our Mumu Don Do Movement, Charlyboy, has finally opened up on receiving millions of naira from the director of strategic communication of the President Muhammadu Buhari 2019 Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo, to campaign against Atiku Abubakar, the main opposition candidate ahead of the presidential polls.
Political activist, Deji Adeyanyu, who recently resigned as co-convener of the ‘OurMumuDonDo’ movement, had accused Charlyboy of collecting funds from President Muhammadu Buhari’s government while he was locked up in Kano prison.
On Wednesday, an audio emerged of Charlyboy confessing that he took money from Keyamo to campaign against Atiku who is the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate.
However, a video emerged on Friday of Charlyboy confessing, in an interview with Roots TV, that he collected money from Keyamo to promote his song which was against Atiku Abubakar.
“When Festus Keyamo came to discuss Deji’s matter with me, he heard my new song where I was dissing Atiku, he paid for the song because he wanted to use my song. I don’t mind collecting money if you want to use my song,” the maverick entertainer said.
On how much Keyamo paid him, Charlyboy said: “He paid heavy money, nine figures … Everybody wanted a part of the money including Deji and I did not mind sharing it.”
Meanwhile, the OurMumuDonDo movement had on Thursday apologized to Nigerians over the controversy, disclosing that a formal inquiry into the allegations will be instituted, and the most appropriate decision will be determined by the Board of Trustees in line with the group’s constitution.
A statement by the pressure group’s National Secretary, Adebayo Raphael reads, “Fellow Nigerians, I wish to say that it has become extremely important that I react to the sordid developments that have recently emerged in the OurMumuDonDo Movement.
“Firstly, I must confess that I am utterly disappointed by the audio recording that went viral between last night and this morning, of a conversation between the present Chairman of the group; Mr. Charles Oputa, and a former member, Mr. Deji Adeyanju, where the former is alleged to have confessed to his dealings with the regime of General Muhammad Buhari and the APC while the latter was languishing in Kano Central Prisons.
“It is with a heavy and pertinent heart that I offer an unreserved apology, on behalf of myself and the other members of the OurMumuDonDo Movement, to the Nigerian people who we have hitherto proclaimed to represent in all our actions and activities as a pressure group for the last three years. My sincere hope is that you all will view this development as a necessary event needed to sanitize our civic space and reinvigorate our collective commitment to the struggle for social change.
“Secondly, I must inform the general public that the OurMumuDonDo Movement will now commence a formal inquiry into the body of allegations that have been made public in recent days, and the most appropriate decision will be determined by the Board of Trustees in line with the group’s constitution.
“In conclusion, I would like to emphasize that the purpose for which OurMumuDonDo Movement was founded has not changed. If there are black sheep in the group, working against the group’s objectives, we will find out and deal with them accordingly. Thank You.”