The threat by the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff that former Minister of Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, will not go scot free for accusing of him of being a Boko Haram sponsor, has been described as an empty threat by the latter.
Sheriff, whose emergence as the national chairman of PDP has been greeted with opposition from within the party, had shortly after his formal assumption of office on Monday in Abuja, told reporters that Fani-Kayode would not go scot-free for making false allegations against him.
According to the PDP chair, he cannot be a Boko Haram sponsor when the terrorist sect has killed members of his family and also marked him for assassination. He added that there is presently no court case against him due to his alleged sponsorship of the sect.
But the former minister, who vehemently opposed the choice of Sheriff, a two-term governor of Borno State as chairman of the PDP, insisted that a Boko Haram sponsor cannot lead the opposition party.
Fielding question from journalists shortly after the opening session of PDP Former Ministers’ Forum on Tuesday, Fani-Kayode said it was unfortunate that Sheriff, who came in as National Chairman to move the party forward, was issuing threats to members.
“This, I think is unacceptable and nobody is intimidated. The fact of the matter is that he (Sheriff) wants to set Nigeria on fire. He also wants to set PDP on fire and that fire is going to consume him and him alone”, the ex-minister said.
Fani-Kayode, who was spokesperson of the Jonathan/Sambo Presidential Campaign in the 2015 general elections, stressed his readiness to meet Sheriff in court, boasting that ‘I am not like anybody he has met before in his life, He will meet a resistance he never expected”.