The spokesman for the Goodluck Jonathan campaign team in the last general election Fani-Kayode has alleged that Ali Modu Sheriff’s major plan is to hijack the party for his presidential ambition in 2019. Speaking during a programme on Channels Television on Sunday night, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, a top member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) also used some questionable adjectives to describe Sherrif that the new PDP national chairman is the “most controversial, intellectually-challenged, morally-depraved and despicable character.”
He insisted that his comments were beyond mere allegations, and said unequivocally that “a man that is so badly stained and who has such antecedents cannot be a leader of a serious political party.
FFK as he fondly called by some of his admirers added that “this is somebody I have known for many years since we were both in the NRC in the early 90s. I must tell you that if he wants to convince the world that he has nothing to do with Boko Haram, let him explain his relationship with Mohammed Yusuf, the man who started Boko Haram and who was murdered in mysterious circumstance by the police. Let him tell us who he was using as his local thug whilst he was two-time Governor of Borno State. Let him tell us that it was not Mohammed Yusuf that was leading the thugs and that he was not funding them.
“Let him tell us who asked Yar’Adua to send the soldiers and kill as many people as possible of the Boko Haram group simply because he was tired of them and he was fed up with giving them money” he challenged the PDP chairman. Fani- Kayode believes that it would be better if the newly-appointed leader of the party steps down from his present post because it would do them a lot of good.
And he also made it known that Ali Modu Sheriff, who is the newly-appointed chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been asked to step down by some party hierarchies as he said further that “there has been so much rancour and division created by the fact that he has emerged. Not just about his personality and his antecedent but also the process by which he emerged. It has caused a lot of trouble. Had it not been for the efforts of former President Jonathan and the chairman of the Governor’s forum, Governor Mimiko, the rift could have been far wider and many people should have left the party in droves in the last couple of days”.
The way the PDP works is that before any serious decision is taken about anything, the PDP Board of Trustees is consulted and carried along and usually, they agree and they ratify. “On this occasion, when the name of Sheriff was put to the PDP Board of Trustees, they rejected it outright. “There is a court order stating clearly that they deputy national chairman, Mr Secondus, is not in power and has been barred from presiding over any national council meeting” the PDP chieftain said further.