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Former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has insisted that the new Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff occupies a major role in terrorist sect, Boko Haram.

Fani-Kayode had earlier described Sheriff as the sect’s founder while condemning his appointment by the party.

He made the renewed claims while speaking on Channels TV’s ‘Sunday Politics Today’ on February 21, 2016.

“In terms of his person, he is intrinsically linked with Boko Haram. At the inception, he was one of those that created the Boko Haram and terrorised our nation,” the former minister said.

“A man that is so badly stained…. has such antecedents cannot be a leader of a serious political party”. 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 circumstances 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.

“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,” he added.

Sheriff has however denied funding Boko Haram adding that the sect killed his brother.

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