Boko Haram: Sheriff threatens N10bn suit against Borno Govt


By; SUNDAY ODE, Abuja.
Restrained factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, on Thursday threatened to sue the government of Borno State for branding him a Boko Haram sponsor.
Speaking at a press conference in Abuja, Sheriff alleged that the Attorney General of Borno State, Kaka Shehu, had in Port Harcourt, Rivers State last week, accused him of being the sponsor of the deadly Boko Haram insurgents that had killed over 23, 000 people and destroyed billions of property in the North East of Nigeria.
The embattled factional chairman who was ousted by an Abuja Federal High Court last week said, unless the Attorney General and the government of Borno State appologised to him over the allegation, which he described as baseless and spurious, within seven days, he would push ahead with the legal option.
He said he had already instructed his lawyers to take necessary action after the expiration of the seven days.
Sheriff who spoke through his media aide, Inuwa Bwala, pointed out that though it had become the pastime of officials of the state government to cast aspersions on him in the most reckless manner, he would prove to them this time around that they would not make false allegations and go scot free.
He said the Attorney General as an officer of law ought to know that one doesn’t make allegations that he could not proof.
Sheriff also inaugurated a screening committee of his faction for the fast approaching Ondo governorship election.
He disclosed that five aspirants who had bought the governorship form were already on ground for the exercise which was to commence immediately.
The aspirants are Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim, Prince Bamiduro Dada, Hon. Niran Sule, Hon. Sola Ebiseni and Barrister Abiye Ademoye.


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