Fayose Defends Modu Sheriff, Says Apc’s Ali Ndume Made Contacts With Boko Haram
SAN FRANCISCO, February 22, (THEWILL) – Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State as revealed that Senate Majority leader, Senator Ali Ndume, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), allegedly made contacts with the Boko Haram sect 73 times.
Fayose made the allegations as he called on stakeholders to support the new National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and castigated calls for Sheriff's resignation over his alleged involvement with Boko Haram making reference to same allegations against the senate leader, Ndume.
“Has Ali Modu Sheriff been tried and convicted by any court for sponsoring Boko Haram? Is he even being tried for involvement in Boko Haram activities?” he asked, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka.
“Even APC Senator Ali Ndume is being tried for allegedly making contacts with the Boko Haram sect 73 times and he is still the Senate Leader.
“Also, Ali Modu Sheriff and their 'Saint Buhari' are in-laws courtesy of his (Sheriff) son's marriage to Buhari's daughter and no one has called the President a Boko Haram sponsor by association.
“Or are they also saying President Buhari could have allowed his own daughter to marry the son of Ali Modu Sheriff if he was indeed a Boko Haram sponsor?”
Fayose also described the emergence of Sheriff as constitutional revealing that his emergence was monitored by all stakeholders such as the National Working Committee members, Governors, Senators, House of Representatives members, BOT members and others
He declared that the party could only be repositioned when decisions of the party leaders are respected, calling on those aggrieved with the emergence of the chairman to be mindful of the supremacy of the party over and above other interests.
“His emergence at this time is the best thing in the present circumstance and those aggrieved should sheath their sword and deploy their time and resources into fighting the All Progressives Congress (APC) instead of their own party.
“It is regrettable that those who abandoned the PDP to its fate when it lost power and did not say a word to defend the party have now found their voice against a decision taken in accordance with the party's constitution.
“With my antecedent as someone who have always defended the party, I can't be linked with any decision that will not be in the best interest of the party. I therefore call on all my admirers and believers in my dogged fight for the revival of our party to support our new chairman, whom I believe has the required capacity to reposition the party.”
Story by David Oputah