The Minister of State for Labour and Jobs, Festus Keyamo, leaked the conversation between him and Eedris Abdulkareem on Twitter, which has since been deleted.
Twitter said the tweets, which also contained Abdulkareem’s phone number, were deleted simply because the minister ‘violated the rules’ of the site.
Keyamo, via aTwitterthread, tackled the singer over ‘Jaja Jaga Reloaded’ ― his recently released song, which he claimed was a poor attempt at blackmail.
According to the minister, Abdulkareem, who is displaying a stance against the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), once begged to be part of the Buhari Campaign Organisation which he directed in 2018.
Keyamo said, “In 2018, when I was named the Director of Strategic Communications for Buhari Campaign Organisation, Eedris waxed a song in support of Buhari and wanted to join us, albeit for a fee. He then made desperate efforts to see me through text messages from his phone no…”
The tweet has since been deleted byTwitter. More so, the social media giant took down two other tweets from Keyamo’s thread because he shared a leaked chat that showed the singer’s telephone number.
Twitterwrote in a brief post, “This tweet violated theTwitterRules.” The social media company did not explicitly state which of its rules was violated.
Meanwhile, in a blog post, the company explains the process of removing a tweet considered to have violated its rules.