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PDP Crisis: Osun group fires salvo at Sherrif over Fani-Kayode


*Says, “Nothing should happen to Fani-Kayode”

Osun Ibile Forum has warned the new chairman of Peoples Democratic Party [PDP], Senator Ali Modu Sheriff over his threat against former Aviation Minister, Chief Fani Kayode.

In a statement signed by its Coordinator, Prince Adeoluwa Adesegun, the group said Chief Fani Kayode statement on Boko Haram was already in public domain, wondering why Senator Sheriff should issue personal warning on an issue already of public knowledge.

Senator Ali Modu Sheriff 

“We are using this opportunity to warn that nothing untoward should happen to one of our leaders, Chief Oluwa Kayode Fani Kayode. 

“The former minister is a committed party man and he has every right to defend the credibility of his party. 

“There is nothing on earth that should warrant a direct personal threat to a public figure like Fani Kayode.

“For us on this forum, we stand by Chief Fani Kayode and we say it loud and clear that we uphold his fight for justice, credibility and due process in the reform of the PDP.

“He is a man known for speaking his mind and most of the time, he speaks the truth many are afraid of saying.

“If truly Senator Sheriff is a statesman, why should he issue a threat as strong as that against a party man?

“At a time he should be pursuing reconciliation, is it right for the chairman to engage in open brawl”, the group asked.

The group concluded by noting that PDP cannot regain power if it fails to engage in genuine reforms, adding “PDP should encourage rather than silence the voice of reason like that of Fani Kayode.”

Israel Ekene

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