The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned reports that its new national chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff is an alleged sponsor of the insurgent group, Boko Haram.
The party warned that those propagating such allegations should desist from the act, adding that whoever has concrete evidence should prove or stop spreading such dangerous rumor.
According to the national auditor of the PDP, Adewole Adeyanju, the allegations were raised by faceless people as part of plots to discredit the party before Nigerians and the international community.
“It is being erroneously speculated in some quarters that our new national chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff is a Boko Haram sponsor. Let those speculating this, come out with concrete evidence and if they don’t have one, they should keep quiet and stop spreading such dangerous rumour.
“We are very much aware that some elements are jittery over PDP’s decision to pick him as its new national chairman and the only way out for them is to label him as Boko Haram sponsor, they can not succeed in their new plot because the government would have arrested and charged him to court as it had done to a serving Senator in the National Assembly during the President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, the trial is still in progress. They can see PDP’s star rising high again in the northern parts of the country,” he said.