Spokesperson to former President Goodluck Jonathan’s Campaign Organisation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has dismissed as lies the claim by claimant to the position of the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff, that he was renowned for “changing goal posts.”
Fani-Kayode also lampooned as “lies of a desperate and drowning man” Sheriff’s claims that he begged him for claiming that he was Boko Haram.
Fani-Kayode, reacting to assertions by Sheriff while featuring on a Channels television programme on Sunday night, said it was better for the PDP to kick out Sheriff in the interest of the sustenance of the party.
Contained in a statement he personally signed, he remarked that Sheriff was actually known for “changing goal posts,” evident in his being a member of the All Peoples Party (APP), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the past few years, contrary to such allegations against him.
The statement partly read, “Lying Ali Modu Sheriff told Channels TV last night that I sent people to beg him for claiming that he was Boko Haram. These are the lies of a desperate and drowning man. He came to destroy the PDP and if we did not rise up against him and kicked him out when we did, he would have succeeded in his mission. I am proud to have been the first to see him for what he is and to publicly blow the whistle on him.”
“I was one of those that led the rebellion against him and orchestrated the campaign to push him out and dump him as the national chairman of our party and many have thanked me for that, including some of those that brought him in the first place and attempted to impose him on us.”
“On the issue of “changing goal posts” let me add the following. Lying Ali Modu Sheriff has changed political parties no less than four times in the last few years. That is the man who some misguided people believe can be trusted. He was in APP, then ANPP, then APC and now he is in PDP all in a matter of a few years and everywhere he goes, he fights everyone until they get tired of him and push him out. If anyone wants to talk about “changing goal posts,” it should certainly not be him.”