Solomon Dalung and Festus Keyamo have at the weekend wrangled over the enforcement of Supreme Court's verdict of April 27, 2018, which restored the orders of the Federal High Court, that set aside the September 30, 2014, election into the Executive Committee of the NFF.
While the Minister of Youth and Sports Development stated on a social media platform that the NFF's board refused to act on an order served them until it was too late to remedy, Keyamo accused him of false claim and described the person of the minister as a pathological liar.
He said neither he nor his clients ever got any order, and Dalung did not even draw the attention of Pinnick's board to it until the execution stage.
Keyamo also accused the minister of working hand-in-gloves with Chris Giwa all along because they're both from Plateau State.
“How could we challenge it when we never had a knowledge of it. The man is a pathological liar.
“They kept everything clandestine because they didn't want any challenge to it until the implementation stage. In order words, Solomon Dalung was working hand-in-gloves with Chris Giwa all along because they're both from Plateau State,” Keyamo said.
However, Dalung in a swift reaction condemned Keyamo, who is currently President Muhammadu Buhari's Campaign media director, as ‘indecent, untruthful and bad' lawyer.
“A good lawyer talks more in court and not in public domain but a bad lawyer is excellent at crying blue murder, the minister said in a series of a message posted by Nneka Nkem Anibeze, his special assistant media.
“I don't know whether things have changed but I know as a fact, that a SAN does not behave like this.
“He should give his brief and client more attention instead of blaming it on Dalung. When he won at the Court of Appeal, Dalung was not yet a Plateau man. Is the CJN who delivered the lead judgment from Plateau? Keyamo may soon say that. I believe that Keyamo will also call Justice Kurya of the Federal High Court Jos, a Plateau man.
“A lazy workman blames his tools. Mr SAN, just do your job by protecting the interest of your client instead of this media/legal drama. We are looking up to you SAN, for good leadership. If these are the angels then hell is empty while the devils are here with us,” Dalung added.
This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago