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Buruji Kashamu Cannot Be My Godfather – Sheriff

PDP, Modu-Sheriff, Police
Posted: Jul 12, 2016 at 9:24 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Rotimi Akinwumi

ABUJA – Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, embattled former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has denied ever having a political godfather in all his years in politics, let alone having Senator Kashamu Buruji as his current godfather as being insinuated in some quarters

Speaking through his Special Adviser on Media, Inuwa Bwala, Modu-Sheriff who has continued to lay claim to the office of the PDP National Chairman despite a court judgement to the contrary, said that the news of Senator Buruji being his godfather is a smear campaign which will not achieve anything tangible.

“While it remains obvious that the said report was part of the mischief and orchestrated smear campaigns embarked upon by some people, against  the National Chairman, we  wish to state for the avoidance of doubt that, he has no godfather in politics and Senator Buruji Kashamu could not be have been one” the statement by Bwala said.

According to him, the new claim was a false one, aimed at smearing Modu-Sheriff whom his Aide said, is committed to puting the party back on sound footing.

“It is becoming clearer that, the PDP National Chairman’s critics have run out of ideas on how to achieve their selfish agenda, hence the resort to blackmail and blatant falsehood in order to distract Sheriff from manifesting his capacity to reposition the PDP.

“We must state that it was most uncharitable for anybody to imply that Senator Kashamu , who, like every stakeholder in the PDP, is highly respected, and who makes inputs towards the progress of the PDP, is senator Sheriff’s godfather, as nothing could be further from the truth.

“As members of the same party, and as people who believe in the progress of the PDP, there exists mutual understanding between the National Chairman and all stakeholders who identify with his cause in this challenging period, including Senator Buruji Kashamu” he said.

Modu-Sheriff was further described as a man too big to have someone of Senator Buruji’s clout as his political godfather as he does not need him to survive politically.

“With a very long history of political activities behind him, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has an intimidating political credential and does not need a godfather to survive, as such, those bandying such mischief can neither succeed in distracting him from moving forward, nay pitch him against party members who identify with him” the statement said.