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EXCLUSIVE| Ali Modu Sheriff, Ihejirika, Boko Haram Sponsorship: Truth Has Since Been Uncovered

by on February 17, 2016
 

Since the emergence of Senator Alimodu Sheriff (SAS), as the acting national chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),
yesterday, (Tuesday, February 16, 2016), mixed feelings have though greeted his emergence by party faithfuls, friends, well wishers and
even foes from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

I was initially bewildered by his emergence, giving his alleged sponsorship of the world’s most dreaded terrorist group, Boko Haram.

But like other discerning minds in Nigeria, I have to do a dig into the public archives, and discovered that SAS had since been declared
not guilty by Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of States Services (DSS).

SAS and all lovers and supporters of the PDP must not be demoralized, but go back to the drawing board to harness the goodwill they still
have in the eyes of millions of Nigerians home and abroad, particularly, ahead of the forthcoming general elections in 2019.

This is even as since May 29, 2015, that the PDP successfully handed-over to the APC led by ex-dictator, General Muhammadu Buhari,
it has been one gaffe or the other; one flip-flop or the other; one lie or the other; one denial of campaign promises or the other; one
blame-game or the other.

Infact, the economy has been grounded to an all time low, as a result of inconsistent, little or no economic direction by this babyish
government led by recycled geriatrics and locust of our common patrimony since yester years.

Not deviating, however, website links to be provided below show that SAS and Ihejirika have since been cleared by the DSS of sponsoring
terrorism.

The issues:

1. Sometime in September 2014, it was that Australian negotiator, Stephen Davies, who granted an interview to VOA, Arise Television and
Sahara TV, alleging that SAS and former Chief of Army Staff (CoAS), General Ihejirika, were sponsors of Boko Haram.

Davies said he spoke to Boko Haram field commanders, who confirmed it to him.

However, these BH commanders were later discovered to be fake. It was later uncovered that they were only out to swindle the Federal
Government through phony negotiation.

2. Ihejirika and SAS immediately debunked these allegations.

On Ihejirika, recall it was under his leadership as Chief of Army Staff that the Army began to massively deal with Boko Haram, pushing
them away from Kano, Okene in Kogi State and other parts of the country to Sambisa forest, where they finally made their enclave.

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The military onslaught was so massive that the APC, El-Rufai, Murtala Nyako and other northern leaders started crying genocide. They even
threatened to drag Ihejirika to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Nigerians, particularly APC offline supporters and online thugs and Ricetivists have low retentive memory.

What distinguished legal luminary, Prof. Ben Nwabueze called #NationalAmnesia.

Unfortunately, this has been our problem as a nation since the 1960.

See link of where APC national chairman, Odigie Oyegun, asked Jonathan in September 2014, to hand-over Ihejirika and Sheriff to the
International Criminal Court for sponsoring Boko Haram and for genocide, noting that Jonathan and the PDP were sponsors of Boko Haram as a trump-card for Jonathan’s second term.

See the link: http://thenationonlineng.net/apc-to-jonathan-sheriff-ihejirika-should-face-trial/

See link of Ihejirika’s Defence-
http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/ihejirika-davies-allegations-against-me-frivolous/188314/

See link where Ihejirika replied El-rufai’s allegation that he was committing genocide against the north to revenge the massacre of
NDIGBO during the civil war:

http://sunnewsonline.com/new/alleged-terror-sponsorship-ihejirika-challenges-el-rufai/

See link where ex-Adamawa Governor, Muritala Nyako accused Jonathan of being behind genocide against northerners:

http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/nyako-accuses-jonathan-of-genocide-impunity-against-northern-states/176541/

See another link where Ihejirika was cleared:
http://www.ekekeee.com/dss-interrogate-ali-modu-sheriff-boko-haram-sponsorship/

However, who will charge Ihejirika and Sheriff to ICC, now that Oyegun’s party is the ruling party? Note, they won’t be charged again
to ICC, for power has returned to the North.

But has the Boko Haram menace increased under the APC? Res ipsa loquitur (The fact speaks for itself).

On SAS, recall he clarified then, through a press conference that Davies and his co-travelers were only being sponsored by Governor
Shettima to tarnish his image and kill his political career.

According to SAS, he was not the Bornu State Governor when Boko Haram started in Kanama, Yobe State, sometime in 2002, and thereafter moved to Gwoza hill, Bornu State.

SAS clarified that when he became the Bornu State Governor in 2003, he passed ‘wicked’ laws that dealt with Boko Haram and their apologists.

According to him, he made a law prohibiting Boko Haram in the domain of Borno State.

“The law said anybody practising or associated with what Boko Haram was doing, was banned by law from so doing, and if caught, will be
prosecuted and jailed for 25 years,” Sheriff stated.

This stringent law signed by SAS made him and his family number one enemy of Boko Haram.

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SAS said Boko Haram killed his biological younger brother (same mother, same father), his cousin, his party chairman, his party
candidate whom he adopted.

According to him, if he was a Boko Haram sponsor, how come, he was now their no. 1 enemy?

He said, Bornu has been favorable to him by making him the first Governor to have being returned, and a Senator thrice, asking how
then, could he have been a Boko Haram sponsor?

SAS said, one Junaid Idrissa Khadi, his former Sheriff (close associate), who later became an SA to Shettima was caught by DSS as an
impostor who connived with Davies to defame him as a sponsor of Boko Haram.

He noted that Governor Shettima knows much about Boko Haram than meets the eyes.

See link: http://www.ekekeee.com/first-victim-boko-haram-sponsored-ali-modu-sheriff-responds-allegations/

See link where Sheriff explained all he knew about Boko Haram:

http://www.ekekeee.com/know-boko-haram-ali-modu-sheriff/

3. Barely three months after these accusation and counter allegation, Nigeria’s secret police uncovered that SAS was defamed by the
Australian negotiator, Davies and his accomplices numbering over seven.

All but Davies, made confessional statements which cleared SAS from Davies’ claims that he (SAS) and General Ihejirika sponsor Boko Haram.

See link: http://www.ekekeee.com/boko-haram-dss-clears-ihejirika-modu-sheriff-arrests-seven-associates-stephen-davis/

However, the question remains, if some e-thugs are now claiming SAS is a Boko Haram sponsor, has he been charged for terrorism by the
authorities, even when he was still in the then opposition party, APC?

Has Ihejirika been charged for sponsoring Boko Haram, as claimed by Davies and some northern elements?

At the last check, on corruption allegations, Sheriff has not even been charged for trial by Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, but was only
invited in June 2015, to explain how he managed the N300billion his administration got from the Federation’s account from 2003-2011.

He was granted administrative bail by the EFCC afterwards. Nothing has been heard since then.

But the fact remains that, how many ex-governors under this current administration, have been invited for Breakfast, Lunch or even Dinner, by the anti-graft agency or even the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), to explain how they ran their states for 4 years or 8 years.

They are: Bukola Saraki (Kwara); Godswill Akpabio (Akwa-Ibom), Muritala Nyako (Adamawa), whose trial started under the last
administration, Sule Lamido (Jigawa State), Gabriel Suswam (Benue State).

Please who again on the list that I failed to mention owing to oversight? Those listed except Nyako are perceived enemies to the
current cabals feasting on our economy.

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Infact, not even the Super Ministers of today, who left their states bleeding in debts have been invited. One hopes, they will be invited
under this Pharaoh or a new Pharaoh.

But discerning Nigerians are still watching!

See link about Sheriff’s case with the EFCC:

http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/184373-efcc-releases-ex-borno-governor-ali-modu-sheriff-on-bail.html

Nevertheless, those who were pained by the military onslaught against Boko Haram, and tagged it a genocide, threatening to drag Ihejirika to ICC for genocide, what has come out of their bloody threat?

Nigeria is an interesting place to be. We love to play a lot of politics with sensitive issues of national importance.

Since power has returned to the North, Ihejirika is no longer going to be dragged to the ICC.

4. Since Nigeria’s secret police uncovered the plot of Davies as a scammer, Nigerians are yet to hear from the fake negotiator. I hereby
ask, Where is Stephen Davies?

5. Fast forward to February 16, 2016, SAS emerged as PDP’s Ag. Chairman, pending when ex-chairman Adamu Mu’azu’s tenure would expire next month, and then another fresh election would be conducted.

So, what is the headache of APC-aligned handles? Why the noise about SAS.

PDP social media director, Deji Adeyanju, has clarified that the party has a reason for SAS at the moment. So, why are these APC handles who know next to what over-loads, not over-lords shape for them to tweet crying foul and even more than the bereaved.

6. SAS is not the substantive chairman of Africa’s largest opposition party, so, why all the chaotic noise in this market place-and super
information highway?

7. Last night, I took my time to go through the 45-page report and recommendations of the Senator Ike Ekweremadu-led Post Election
Assessment Committee. I read it intoto. Though replete with some printers’ devil, I urge the party to immediately pounce into action to
religiously implement the recommendations of that committee.

With what is happening in the country today, and the apparent disorganization of the current ruling party, which their leader and
President Muhammadu Buhari, has confessed to, the PDP may bounce back.
Don’t ask me how?

Timothy Godson is a concerned Nigerian and public affairs commentator.
He wrote from Anambra State.

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  • Mashi.
    February 18, 2016 at 2:00 am

    Well it always takes two to tango. Is not a surprise for any biafran agitato to cover his hero. We have had Goodluck Jonathan from the beginig saying he new some of the Boko haram members, and were even eating with some of them. Has any body say its a liar? What measures did Ihejirhika and the Dss takes? No wonder the defence minister was not taking to Chad to discusse security matters, instead Ali modu sharif was invited from behind the door. How long dose it takes for Jonathan and his wife to believe that girls were smuggle out Chibok? where was Ihejirika when our soldiers are running and crying for weapons. I can agree with Timothy that Nigerians are no fools, one of the reason why they voted Pdp out. Jonathan from the minority with the aid of Ihejirika do not have the strenght to carry out the biafran dream. When we remember the revolution of the first republic when only northern and western leaders were brutaly killed in order to form biafra, but at the end many lost their lives with out achieving anything. The men of God always have faith and belive that God has reason for making Nigeria as one unit. So none but a fool is always right. Let us forget the diffrences and make Nigeria great, because God has bless us with abundant resources in all nooks and corners of the country. Lets take a lesson from Libia and Southern Sudan. The enemies of Nigeria are still standing, and any child who do not allowed his mother to sleep, will not sleep either.

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    • smile
      February 19, 2016 at 1:46 pm

      Cowards are insensitive to pressing national problems like economic breakdown, political disharmony, misplacement of security preference and vanquish the perceived enemy character in the country’s leadership. They are bent on concentrating much energy on trivial issues their contribution could not change their destiny. The rolling out of armour tankers against defenseless victims of circumstance, our family members in the Niger Delta, should be our concern if we are really one people bind together by the 1914 amalgamation agreement. The Nigerian soldiers matching into the Niger Delta region will only be the beginning of the second Nigerian-Biafran war. The first was an accident but the second will be an event. In the first, three world powers were in favour of Nigeria but in the second the whole world is in favour of Biafra. Ladies and gentle men, welcome to Christian Democratic Republic of Biafra (CDRB). Long live my beloved country. Long live BIAFRA of my nativity, WE ALL LOVE YOU

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  • Balowest
    February 18, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Another PDP writer. I wonder what they have done for you or your people. One would think that the revelations on how our Commonwealth was shared by a few PDP members would open the eyes of many but sentiments have totally blinded them. I am a strong supporter of the current government and if after their tenure the opposition is able to convince me to switch sides, I will do so without hesitation. I was a strong supporter of Jonathan because he brought hope. I switched because he couldn’t handle the heat generated by seat of power. In the end, all I am asking is that we look beyond sentiments before choosing who or what to support.

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    • Northeast
      February 18, 2016 at 9:16 pm

      I concur.

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    • moses h i.
      February 18, 2016 at 10:38 pm

      Comment…we woke up to hear that dollar is 370-400 in nation where liar m. is a minister. b4now he shouted, stork exchange now trades at 6-8trillion while b4now we had it at 15-16 trillion. light is at dwindling stroke now.b4now we do have it at 19-20 hour per day. boko has been desmated still attacks that takes at least 13-25lives at a place stilltake place. what of differnces of claim that jeg bought fake weapons 4d army whichnigeria militry refutted without delay. i love them for that. he built more roads than any. 13univercities, more ppwer plants. just to say a few words. naira need to be asisted now. ngozi should becalled bk now pls apc.thanks. for d interest of nija. no sentiment

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  • sunny
    February 18, 2016 at 7:52 am

    The truth about boko haram sponsors will be revealed in no distant time.

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  • Acholoson Patrick O
    February 18, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Comment…Justifying Ali Modu Sheriff’s chairmanship of PDP by a person of Igbo extraction cannot come to any discerning mind as a surprise. We know that even if the devil himself is chosen for the position the Igbos will go to any length to defend him(devil) and his demon associates for accepting to oppose Buhari.But one thing is very clear;the choice of Ali Modu Sheriff shows the dearth of credible individuals in PDP at a time they should be trying to portray an acceptable image and an irresistible appeal to the Nigerian people.

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  • LAWAN EZRA
    February 18, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Comment…WE all knows it very well dat sheik ja’afar moh’ d is the only truth-speaking muslem malam in whole north who refused to take part in d last meeting to creat bokoharam which took place at saudi arabia.jafar mohd said,”people in attendance includes all politicians in north,all traditional father(so called),and all muslem leaders”.this planned evil is nolonger a secret to all christians.but i wander why all the nothernerns i mean all wants make everybody a fool,ignorant their evils.we live to see who will siffer it.
    lawan

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  • Freeman
    February 18, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    There was nothing any politician did that was wrong during GEJ, provided that person ‘ran’ into the party of refuge, the PDP. Ali Modu did just that and was cleared by the ‘toothless bulldogs’ of PDP, so called DSS and the police. They couldn’t have seen anything that was not shown to them. Ali modu led BH to Abuja, and is boasting that he will do same in 2019! May God forbid him as He (God) did to Balaam.

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  • February 18, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Bokoharam, where did it start, where did we heared the first bombing tragedy and what are they preaching. Why can’t the government invite them for negotiation so that we may know whom they are. Don’t you think that trying to use military force may result to everlasting war in the rejoin?.

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