Former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff has denied being sponsored by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to cause trouble in the PDP.
Sheriff made the denial via a statement issued by his Media Adviser, Inuwa Bwala.
The statement reads:
Makarfi and his sponsors want to create the wrong impression that Sheriff is not reliable, whereas it is an open secret that Sheriff has given credible and honest leadership to his state, to Nigeria and to the PDP, even for the short period he has been in the saddle of leadership than Ahmed Makarfi.
Be that as it may, we wish to challenge Makarfi to name the date, venue and names of those in attendance at the so-called meeting Sheriff allegedly had with some governors of the APC.
Again how could Sheriff be a stooge when he remains the only PDP stalwart that speaks out against the APC since the party lost the 2015 elections? For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to state that Ali Modu Sheriff left the APC at its formative stage, and has never had anything to do with the party or any of its stalwarts since his departure.
One wonders how Ahmed Makarfi and his cohorts could tell lies just to divert attention from the real issues at stake. The issues at stake remain the presence of a cabal in the PDP, desperately trying to hijack the structure of the party and continue the perpetuation of acts of lawlessness and impunity, which Ali Sheriff resisted.
While we consider it most uncharitable that Makarfi will attempt to smear our revered National Chairman by levelling frivolous allegations, in the hope that he can divert attention from the real agenda of the group leading him by the nose.