The former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has lambasted the former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, over his comment on Buruji Kashamu‘s death.
Recalled that Obasanjo reacted to the death of ex-Ogun Senator, Buruji Kashamu, where he said the late senator escaped justice but couldn’t escape death.
In a statement by his spokesman, Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo said despite using politics to maneuver the law to escape justice, Kashamu could not escape death.
“Senator Buruji Kashamu in his lifetime used the maneuver 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 maneuver could stop the cold hand of death when the Creator of all of us decides that the time is up” said Obasanjo.
I commiserate with the family of Senator Buruji Kashamu for this irreparable loss and pray for the repose of his soul. The Almighty God will console those he left behind.— Peter Ayodele Fayose (@GovAyoFayose) August 8, 2020
I also condemn the statement made by former President Obasanjo on his (Kashamu) death.
Reacting, Fayose said: “I condemn the statement made by former President Obasanjo on Kashamu’s death.
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?— Peter Ayodele Fayose (@GovAyoFayose) August 8, 2020
“It is 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?” Fayose said on Twitter.
Nigerians will watch out for Obasanjo's own end. He should stop forming saint because he is not. He should also remember that his own end will come too and nobody knows how the end will be.— Peter Ayodele Fayose (@GovAyoFayose) August 8, 2020
However, the family of the late former lawmaker, Senator Buruji Kashamu, has formally announced his death.
The late senator who represented Ogun East Senatorial District died of COVID-19 on Saturday in a Lagos private hospital.
According to his family, he will be laid to rest in his hometown of Ijebu Igbo in Ogun State on Sunday according to Islamic rites by 12 noon.