Kashamu not my godfather —Sheriff

CLAIMANT of the office of the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has rejected assertions that Senator Buruji Kashamu is his major sponsor in the ongoing leadership crisis in the party.

A statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media, Inuwa Bwala, in Abuja, on Tuesday, admonished PDP loyalists to desist from what it said was a smear campaign against Sheriff by claiming that Kashamu is his godfather.

Describing the claim as a mischief, the statement said: “We wish to state for the avoidance of doubt that Sheriff has no godfather in politics and Senator Buruji Kashamu could not have been one.

“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.

“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.”