Buruji Kashamu: Governor Abiodun, Senator Amosun lead tribute to ex-Ogun Lawmaker
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun and Senator Ibikunle Amosun are among leaders who have paid tribute to late Senator Buruji Kashamu, a former Governorship aspirant and federal lawmaker after his death of Saturday.
Senator Kashamu who was the flag bearer for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 Gubernatorial election died after battling with coronavirus complication in a specialised private hospital in Lagos.
He represented Ogun East Senatorial District between 2015 and 2019, and he was also one of the prominent politicians who felicitated with Governor Abiodun after his victory at the polls.
“The death of Senator Buruji Kashamu hit the depth of my being when I received the unfortunate news just now,” the Governor tweeted.
“This occurrence brings upon me the reality that Nigeria, Ogun State Government and my circle of close political associates have lost an integral part and indeed one of the State’s most reputable and daring philanthropists.
“I, alongside others whom my late friend has left in this sinful world, will continue to reserve that place of respect, recognition and service for this patriot.
“I personally wish for the late Senator, Allah’s Aljanah Firdaus, while on behalf of my family, the Government and People of Ogun State, I express our deepest condolences to his family on this devastating national loss.”
The death of Senator Buruji Kashamu hit the depth of my being when I received the unfortunate news just now. pic.twitter.com/KGkPcnGRqJ
— Prince Dr. Dapo Abiodun – MFR (@dabiodunMFR) August 8, 2020
Immediate past Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun who presently represents Ogun Central District in Nigerian Senate also mourned the
“The Senator representing Ogun Central District at the Red Chamber, Senator Ibikunle AMOSUN, CON FCA has expressed sadness over the death, today, of a leading politician and stakeholder of Ogun State extraction, Senator Buruji Kashamu, aged 62,” he said.
“Death, once again has robbed us of the contribution of an enigmatic politician of the PDP, who represented Ogun East Senatorial District at the 8th Senate, our dear brother Senator Buruji Kashamu. Although we belonged to different political persuasions, and disagreed on most issues, Senator Kashamu will nonetheless be remembered for his assertive presence in the political arena and uncommon doggedness.
“He fought myriad of wars with every breadth in his soul in the defence of whatever he believed in and for his personal freedom. Hate him or love him, he could not be easily ignored.”
Senator Amosun mourns Buruji Kashamu
The Senator representing Ogun Central District at the Red Chamber, Senator Ibikunle AMOSUN, CON FCA has expressed sadness over the death, today, of a leading politician and stakeholder of Ogun State extraction, Senator Buruji Kashamu, aged 62. pic.twitter.com/0ht9dKHuc0
— Sen. Ibikunle Amosun (@SIAmosun) August 8, 2020
*INALLILAHI WAHEENA ILEHI ROJIHUNA*!!!
The news of the death of Senator Buruji Kashamu is shocking and painful. Senator Kashamu was a good friend, who will be solely missed by many people. May Allah be merciful to him and grant him Aljanah Fridaus.
— Sen. Ademola Adeleke (@IsiakaAdeleke1) August 8, 2020
I just received the news of the death of Senator Buruji Kashamu, a former lawmaker representing Ogun East Senatorial District. The report says he died today at First Cardiology Consultants in Lagos. pic.twitter.com/i5xnYd7Ikg
— Shina Peller (@ShinaPeller) August 8, 2020
RIP Sen. Buruji Kashamu. Tomorrow is never guaranteed. Live well!! pic.twitter.com/UJ4b37OAP5
— Osawu Tunde (@Tunex01) August 8, 2020
Erinlakatabu Kashamu is Gone
What can remind us of death and its finality but the fact that when any mortal is pronounced dead, nothing else can bring him back.
It is with devastation and heavy heart I mourn Sen Buruji Kashamu, an irrepressible strong-willed personality, pic.twitter.com/eIPz9q15Uq
— Segun(?)Showunmi (@SegunShowunmi) August 8, 2020
Buruju Kashamu don die , this year no send anybody o . Enjoy the wealth in heaven sha
— Ayodeji (@AyoJaguda) August 8, 2020
Sleep on Buruji Kashamu.
He said to me during my presentation for WesternLotto. Is that thousands not too small for this project? Oya make it million now.
Less than 10 minutes, he turned my business around. ?
Even in death, I will forever be grateful.
Oh Covid-19. Sigh.
— POOJA… (@PoojaMedia) August 8, 2020
Buruji Kashamu’s death leaves one with mixed feelings – a man who embraced all that he was and never apologised for any bit of what he was not.
A brutal operative who only knew how to stay on the offensive always, a bull and a bully.
Those who sought him can now close the file.
— Demola Olarewaju (@DemolaRewaju) August 8, 2020
Shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and brother Senator Buruji Kashamu as a result of Covid 19. May the Lord honor and reward him with a place in heaven & may He forgive him of all his sins. RIP my old friend. You fought a good fight & we shall miss you. pic.twitter.com/L8V829nCwL
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) August 8, 2020