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I’m Too Big For Kashamu To Be My Godfather – Sheriff

PDP, Modu-Sheriff, Police
Posted: Jul 13, 2016 at 6:14 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Rotimi Akinwumi

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

Speaking through Inuwa Bwala, his special adviser on media, Modu-Sheriff who has continued to lay claim to the office of the PDP National Chairman despite a court judgment to the contrary, said that insinuations that Kashamu was his godfather amounted to a smear campaign that would 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 Bwal, who lampooned those against his principal as having run out “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 farther 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,” Bwala said.

The statement described Modu-Sheriff as a man too big to have kashamu as his political godfather, as he does not need him to survive politically.

“With a very long history of political activities behind him,” Bwala noted that “Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff has intimidating political credentials and does not need a godfather to survive, as such, those bandying such mischief can neither succeed in distracting him from moving forward nor pitch him against party members who identify with him.”