Former Ekiti State governor and avowed political foe of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Ayodele Fayose, has described as hypocritical and “regrettable” comments credited to the former president on the death of Senator Buruji Kashamu.
The 62-year old Kashamu, who represented Ogun East in the 8th National Assembly, died yesterday of complications from Covid-19 at First Cardiology Consultants, Ikoyi Lagos.
In his condolence letter to the Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, President Obasanjo expressed sadness over the death of the controversial senator, adding that his life and history left “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 manoeuvre could stop the cold hands of death when the Creator of all of us decides that the time is up.
“May Allah forgive his sin and accept his soul in Aljanah and may God grant his family and friends the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss”, he said.
But taking to his Twitter page last night, Governor Fayose advised the former president to stop projecting himself as a saint, adding that most of the allegations against Kashamu were aided and supported by Obasanjo.
“Can Obasanjo say in good conscience that he did not at some point collaborated with Kashamu and most of the things he (Kashamu) did politically were not with his collaboration? Nigerians will watch out for Obasanjo’s own end. He should stop forming a saint because he is not.
“He should also remember that his own end will come too and nobody knows how the end will be.
“It’s regrettable that Obasanjo could say what he said about Buruji Kashamu after his death and when he can no longer question him. Why didn’t he say that when Kashamu was alive”?