Youths in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have told the party’s
senator, representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Buruji Kashamu to
be bold enough to declare openly for the ruling All Progressives
Congress (APC) and stop pretending to be member of the PDP.
The youths under the auspices of the PDP Youths Congress (PDPYC), said
Senator Buruji Kashamu was more of APC than the PDP and he should
rather join the APC formally instead of going about masquerading as
PDP member while at the same defending the APC federal government.
In a release issued today by its Convener, Mr. Oluwole Durojaiye, copy
of which was made available to journalists online, PDPYC said it
should be clear to all lovers of the PDP, especially in the Southwest
that Senator Kashamu was agent of the APC and was ready to do
everything to destroy the party.
The PDPYC, which said Senator Kashamu was already acting as the
mouthpiece of the APC, noted that he (Kashamu) will be a better
replacement for Alhaji Lai Mohammed as the APC National Publicity
Secretary, since he had taken over the job of defending every
undemocratic acts of the federal government even better than the two
They said it should interest genuine lovers of the PDP Senator Kashamu
that has spent over N100 million on media publications against fellow
PDP members while he has not published one paragraph article against
the APC led federal government.
The PDP youths also alleged that over N2 billion must have been spent
by the senator to procure court orders against the PDP.
Going memory lane, the PDP youths said the problems that led to the
party’s loss of power started from Senator Kashamu’s manipulation of
the courts to remove Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Chief Bode Mustapha
and Chief Segun Oni as the party’s National Secretary, National
Auditor and National Vice Chairman (Southwest) respectively.
While he was doing all these then, he was getting contracts from the
Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun One of such contracts was
the supply of vehicles to the Ogun State House of Assembly.
PDP youths should remember that it was Kashamu that got that
controversial court ruling that Prince Oyinlola and Bode Mustapha did
not emerged as national officers of the party through the Southwest
zonal congress and that was where the crisis that made the party to
lose power started.
They said the question that should be asked Kashamu and his ilk was
that; where was it written in the PDP constitution that national
officers must emerge through zonal congresses?
The youths lamented that it was the same way Kashamu was used to
destroy the PDP then, thereby costing us the presidency that he is
being used by the duo of Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai
and Minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Amaechi.