Buruji Kashamu: Governor Abiodun, Senator Amosun lead tribute to ex-Ogun Lawmaker


Buruji Kashamu: Governor Abiodun, Senator Amosun lead tribute to ex-Ogun Lawmaker

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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.”


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.”



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