Ogun PDP Suspends Senator Buruji Kashamu

buruji kashamuThe Peoples Democratic (PDP) in Ogun state has suspended the Senator representing Ogun East senatorial district in the Senate, Buruji Kashamu and seven others, by a faction-led by Sikirulai Ogundele.

Also suspended were the factional state chairman, Bayo Dayo; Secretary, Semiu Shodipo, Mr. Pegba Otemolu, Mr Fatai Adeyanju, Mr. Segun Seriki, Daisi Akitan and Bowale Solaja.

In the notice of suspension signed by Sikirulai and the secretary, Olabode Bankole, dated November 24, 2016, the party alleged that the affected persons were suspended sequel to the report of a panel which was constituted in June, 2016 to investigate allegations of financial improprieties and anti-party activities.

However, in a swift reaction, Buruji Kashamu, asides denying the allegation of any financial impropriety leveled against him, also said that no one could suspend him.

Describing Sikirulai as an “interloper”, he said he spent his financial resources on the party, arguing that he was taken aback by the allegation of financial impropriety made against him.

In a press statement signed by his media aide, Austin Oniyokor, Kashamu said, “The alleged diversion of party funds is most laughable because it is common knowledge that I use my personal funds to keep the party float even when people like ex-Governor Gbenga Daniel and Ladi Adebutu left the PDP for Peoples Party of Nigeria and then for the Labour Party, until they returned to PDP in the build up to the 2015 general elections because of campaign funds.

“It is on record that Daniel superintended over the 2015 campaign funds in Ogun State. So, which other funds could a party in opposition possibly have?”

NDLEA’s Siege To My House Is Illegal – Buruji Kashamu

Buruji_KashamuOgun State Senator-elect, Mr Buruji Kashamu has described as illegal the decision by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to surround his house situated in Lekki Phase 1 area of Lagos State.

A statement signed by his media aide, Austin Oniyokor, said “this latest onslaught is a confirmation of the alleged plot to illegally abduct him in spite of the pending suit against this illegality.

“As a matter of fact, the court has ordered parties in the matter including the NDLEA to maintain status quo until judgment is delivered on Wednesday 27th May 2015.

“We have confirmed that they do not have a warrant of arrest, just as the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice has said that it did not give any order to carry out this illegality.

“We have confirmed that this illegality is being designed and executed by Chief Bode George whose wife is the Director General of the NDLEA, all in a bid to score cheap political points.

“We urge all well-meaning Nigerians to prevail on NDLEA, Chief George and his wife to toe the path of the rule of law and follow due process.

“Nigeria is not a Banana republic! The United States being the bastion of democracy, the rule of law and due process should not lend itself to this kind of illegality”, the statement said.