Factional Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff has denied reports that he is a Boko Haram sponsor.
The allegations became rampant after Sheriff’s appointment as chairman in February 2016.
He made the fresh denial on Sunday, August 14, 2016, while appearing on Channels TV adding that three of his brothers were killed by the sect.
“How can I have a link with Boko Haram. They killed three of my brothers. I feel sad that I was linked with Boko Haram. People I served with when I was Governor know I will never be part of such thing,” he said.
Sheriff’s chief accuser was former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode who described the PDP chairman as the “indisputable founder of Boko Haram”.
“If we insist on Ali Modu Sheriff being our National Chairman then we may as well go and apologize to the APC for all our past criticisms and condemnations and join them. On what basis can we accept as our National Chairman a man who established, encouraged, supported and nurtured an organisation that later metamorphosed into Boko Haram?” Fani-Kayode said at the time.
Sheriff was removed as chairman on May 21 but he refused to vacate the office.