Twitter has deleted the tweets by Nigeria’s Minister, Festus Keyamo, where he posted leaked chats he had with veteran rapper Eedris Abdulkareem.

Twitter said the tweets, which also contained Abdulkareem’s phone number, were deleted simply because the minister ‘violated the rules’ of the site.

The singer had released a song titled Jagajaga Reloaded where he sang about the ills in the society and also took a deliberate swipe at the Minister of of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo.

Taking to Twitter, Keyamo claimed the song was a poor attempt at blackmail.

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 by Twitter. 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.

Twitter wrote in a brief post:-

“This tweet violated the Twitter Rules.”

The social media company did not explicitly state which of its rules was violatedax