Questions his nationality
* Meetings of Govs’ forum, PDP ex-ministers under way
Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
The former Minister of Aviation and spokesman of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has described as empty the threat made by the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, over his alleged links with Boko Haram.
Speaking to journalists shortly after the meeting of PDP former Ministers began in Abuja Tuesday, Fani- Kayode accused Sheriff of attempting to set fire on the PDP and indeed the entire country with his imposed chairmanship.
“Well, my first question is who is Ali Modu Sheriff? Is a Nigerian or Chadian? The second thing is that he came as the national chairman or claiming to be one, and you want to move the party forward and the first thing you do is to start issuing threats.
“This I think is unacceptable and nobody is intimidated. The fact of the matter is that he 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. With regards to the personal threats to me, I am more than ready for him. I am waiting for and I assure him that I am not like anybody he has met before in his life. He will meet a resistance he never expected.
“I’m never intimidated. We will remove him, we will ensure that he does not remain National Chairman because he has divided this party and this meeting we are having today will take a decision on that and I would not like to preempt their decision. I sincerely hope that all the other stakeholders of the party recognize that this man is divisive, he is unacceptable; he is unfit and he is somebody that none of us has any respect for and cannot move our party forward.”