By Bukola Olasanmi
A former aide to ex-governor of Borno State, Ali Modu-Sheriff, Inuwa Bwala has accused him (Sheriff) of being a mole planted by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in order to scuttle the ruling All Progressive Congress’s chances at the polls in 2019.
Inuwa Bwala, a former commissioner of information in Borno State was a spokesperson for Sheriff when he (Sheriff) served as national chairman of the PDP.
Sheriff, who recently defected to the APC has been named as one of the campaigners for President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election.
Bwala, who spoke with newsmen in Abuja also claimed that his former boss allegedly “donated” a campaign venue for the use of Senate President Bukola Saraki in Maiduguri, Borno State.
Saraki also recently left the APC and returned to the PDP where he hopes to pick the party’s presidential ticket during the 2019 election.
Saraki has been going round the country canvassing for votes from PDP delegates.
His campaign train visited Borno Saturday.
Bwala informed newsmen that the venue he (Saraki) used to address the delegates, an event centre called Foreshams hall, was donated (for use) to him by Sheriff.
“It is public knowledge that foreshams hall belongs to Sheriff’s wife. The hall was built while Sheriff was Governor of Borno State under the ANPP.
“The hall was not accessible for PDP events throughout Sheriff’s reign as governor. However, sources close to the management said the hall was given to Saraki and (ex-vice president) Atiku for free as Sheriff waived the fee,” he said.
Bwala also said the same venue was used by a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, during a similar engagement with delegates in Maiduguri some weeks.