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Fani-Kayode scorns Ali Modu Sheriff’s threat to deal with him


*Says ‘If Sheriff is a Goliath, then he has met his David’ *EFCC says Ali Modu Sheriff is still a suspect

Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has scorned the new Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff over his threats that he will deal with him.

The former Aviation Minister, in a statement made available to Channels Television, said he is amused by the Senator’s threat and he is waiting with baited breath for his actions.

Mr Fani-Kayode is a member of the PDP and one of the party leaders who are unhappy with the process which brought Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the new PDP national chairman.

He criticised the emergence of the former governor of Borno State as the new PDP Chairman, raising allegations of a link of the new party leader with the Boko Haram sect.

Boko Haram is a terrorist group which has killed hundreds of innocent Nigerians since it began its operations few years ago.

The former minister says “we are more than ready to meet Senator Ali Modu Sheriff in court. It would be a pleasure to expose him for what he is. 

“The days of intimidating, silencing and threatening others are long over.

“If sheriff is a Goliath, let him rest assured that he has finally met his David. 

“Needless to say we stand by everything that we have said,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says the new PDP Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff, is still under investigation for alleged corruption.

Sheriff was arrested by the commission in June last year for alleged embezzlement of public funds during his eight years as governor of Borno State but was granted bail.

His government was said to have received over N300bn from the Federation Account between 2003 and 2011, an amount alleged to have been mismanaged by Sheriff.

The ex-governor of Borno State was subsequently detained from June 3 to June 4, 2015 and released on administrative bail without being charged to court.

The EFCC spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, had said at the time, “We can ask him to come back anytime we need him.”

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