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Kashamu: OBJ Mourns, Says Late Senator Couldn’t Escape Death Despite Evading Justice

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has condoled with Governor Dapo Abiodun on the death of Senator Buruji Kashamu.

In a condolence letter to Abiodun by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo said the death of the PDP stalwart was sad but noted the life and history of the departed have lessons for those on this side of the veil.

Kashamu, who represented Ogun East at the Senate in the 8th National Assembly and contested the gubernatorial ticket of the state on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) with Governor Abiodun, died in a hospital in Lagos on Saturday of COVID-19 complications.

OBJ said that Senator Esho Jinadu (Buruji Kashmu) in his lifetime used the maneuver of law and politics to escape from facing justice on alleged criminal offence in Nigeria and outside Nigeria, but no legal, political, cultural, social or even medical maneuver could stop the cold hand of death.

He however pray to Allah to forgive his sin and accept his soul into Aljanah, and may God grant his family and friends fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

Breaking: Ogun Former Senator Dies of Covid-19 Complications

A former Senator from Ogun East Senatorial District, Buruji Kashamu has died of COVID-19 complications.

The news of his death was confirmed by Sen. Ben Murray Bruce via a twitter post earlier today.

Kashamu was said to died at first Cardiology Consultants, in Lagos. He was 62 years old.

The former Senator was a member of Peoples Democratic Party and served in the 8th National Assembly.

He was the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 Ogun State gubernatorial election and lost against Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress in distance 4th.

Edo2020: ‘Buhari’s Meeting With Ize-Iyamu Not Right for Anti-Corruption Fight’ PDP

The Edo State chapter of the PDP described President Buhari’s meeting with the governorship candidate of the APC, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, as a dent on his image and the anti-corruption fight.

A statement signed by the state publicity secretary of the party, Chris Osa Nehikhare, said the president was ill advised to met with Ize-Iyamu.

The statement read further that the meeting is least expected to happen considering the spirited fight against corruption, which the Buhari’s administration is known for.

The president received Pastor Ize-Iyamu alongside the Caretaker Committee chairman of the APC and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and Governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu and APC campaign chairman for the Edo State election and Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

Buhari at the meeting the charged APC leaders to avoid the pitfalls that affected the party’s victory in Rivers, Zamfara and Bayelsa states in the 2019 elections in Edo State.

Police Block entrance to the Edo State House of Assembly complex

The operatives of the Nigerian Police have taken over of the Edo State House of Assembly complex.

The two major political parties in the state have continued to trade blames on who is responsible for the blockade at the complex of the Edo State House of Assembly. This allegation is coming after series of unresolved political crises in the Edo State House of Assembly between members loyal to the current Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, and those loyal to the immediate past Governor, Mr. Adams Oshiomole.

Reacting to the developments at the Assembly complex in a statement issued earlier today (Thursday 6th August 2020), Chairman of the APC Media Campaign Council in Edo, John Mayaki, explained that as a political party, the APC does not control the police.

Mr. Mayaki has also accused the incumbent Governor of bridging constitutional provisions with his interference with the affairs of the State House of Assembly particularly its independence by denying opposition members-elect legitimate representation.

‘EFCC is Coming For You’ Oyo Governor Tells Ajimobi’s Family, Others

The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde has said his administration will not relent until it recovered billions of the state’s funds looted by officials of the previous administration in the state led by late Ajimobi.

Makinde made this statement while kick-starting the construction of the 21km Ajia-Airport-New Ife Expressway road, in Ajia town, said his administration was ready to put measures in place to retrieve all looted funds to develop the state’s infrastructure.

The 21km Airport-Ajia-New Ife Express road, with spur to Amuloko, was awarded to Messrs Peculiar Ultimate Concerns Ltd, at a cost of N8,520,919,776.41.

According to the governor, unlike the previous government, which, he said preoccupied itself with how to corner the state’s funds on a daily basis, his administration would drastically reduce the infrastructure deficit in the state within the shortest possible time.

He added that it was only in doing so that the state can be positioned on the path of economic growth.

Addressing the criticisms trailing the announcement of N100 billion bond issuance by the state, the governor stated that people need to understand that he is not like that heard somebody criticising his government on radio concerning the N100 billion bonds, and was of the opinion that this administration wants to put the state in debt.

He said his government isn’t like that of others (referencing to Ajimobi’s government), who for period of eight years spent in office, they were only preoccupied with how to corner N1 billion monthly into their private pockets every day they went to the office.

He added that Ajimobi used 96 months in office, that means his administration has Oyo State’s N96 billion in its care and he will retrieve every fund that belongs to Oyo people for the purpose of infrastructure development.

Makinde then asked those who can to tell those in Ajimobi’s government that the EFCC of Oyo State is coming for them.

The special adviser on media to the former governor, Bolaji Tunji said he won’t join issues with Governor Seyi Makinde because today (Thursday) makes it 40 days since the former governor was laid to rest, as such it is still a mourning period for the family.

However, Tunji said that such an attack is expected having laid bare the fallacy behind the N100 billion bond.

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