Obasanjo attacks late Kashamu in death


Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has hurled a thinly veiled attack late Senator Buruji Kashamu, who died of COVID-19 on Saturday.

Recall that Obasanjo and Kashamu were not best of friends with the ex-President resigning his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, citing the recognition the party accorded the deceased in Southwest during President Goodluck Jonathan’s time.

The late senator was mired in controversy of drug trafficking malfeasance in the UK and US with the latter insisting on his extradition to answer charges till his death.

Obasanjo in his condolence message to Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State was uncharitable to the deceased in a sense, calling him name allegedly said to be his real identity but dispensed with following alleged criminal past and saying something to the effect that he couldn’t manipulate death like he did with Nigeria’s justice system.

The condolence message entitled, ‘Letter of condolence,’ read: “I received the sad news of the demise of Senator Esho Jinadu (Buruji Kashamu), a significant citizen of Ogun State.  Please accept my condolences and that of my family on this irreparable loss.

“The life and history of the departed have lessons for those of us on this side of the veil. Senator Esho Jinadu (Buruji Kashamu) in his lifetime used the manoeuvre 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 manoeuver could stop the cold hand of death when the creator of all of us decides that the time is up.

“May Allah forgive his sins and accept his soul into Aljanah, and may God grant his family and friends fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”

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