Chairman, Mobilisation and Organisation committee of the PDP in South West, Prince Buruji Kashamu reacting to Obasanjo’s explanation to be inactive in the Party has blasted the ex-president.
According to Kashamu: Obasanjo said I am “one of the many issues” that he had pointed out and still pointing out. Although he did not state what the other “many issues” were, he made a heavy weather out of my purported indictment over some drug-related offences. “First, his statement is yet another cocktail of lies served with his legendary deceit as shall be shown shortly.
He said he was displeased at my allegedly being made the leader of the party in the South West. First, it should be noted that as against his earlier assertion that I am “a wanted habitual criminal…for whom extradition has been requested by the US Government…”, he has now described me “as an indicted drug baron wanted in America”.
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“The indubitable fact of history that Baba Obasanjo has not told the world is that it was during his first tenure as President that he and former Beninoise President Matthew Kerekou directed the relevant security agencies to give truthful evidence that exonerated me.”
“In his usual holier-than-thou manner, he talked about not being able to work with me because of his principles, honour and integrity.
“But the questions Nigerians should ask him are: where were his principles when he used to take me into the inner recesses of his abode? Where was his honour when he served me breakfast, lunch and dinner in his Hilltop mansion? Where was his integrity when he mounted the rostrum to sing my praises, praying for me as he did in May 2010 during a reception for the former Minister of Commerce and Industry, Senator Jubril Martins-Kuye?” I can go on and on!
Despite his pretensions, the reason I have become the target of Obasanjo’s wicked campaign of calumny and blackmail is his perceived loss of political relevance in Ogun State and the South West. He is against the second term ambition of President Goodluck Jonathan and he had wanted to use the erstwhile National Secretary, Olagunsoye Oyinlola; the former National Auditor, Bode Mustapha and the ex-National Vice-Chairman, Segun Oni, to thwart Mr. President’s re-election.
“The almighty Allah Subhana wa tala used me to stand up to him and the rest is history. Before his very eyes the PDP in the South West is on a rebound and we are winning elections free and square unlike what obtained during his reign when contrived electoral victories were being easily upturned.
“Despite working for the All Progressives Congress (APC) which he had ordered his followers to join, the PDP is waxing stronger in the zone. Contrary to Obasanjo’s claim, I am just one of the leaders of the party in the South West.
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“I am one of the party’s foot soldiers in the zone and it is in that capacity that I am made the Chairman of the Organisation and Mobilisation Committee for the South West PDP.
“On the issue of my so-called indictment in the United States, I wish to state for the umpteenth time that I am not wanted by anyone. Even if that were the case, there are processes and procedures to follow, and they are not subject to anyone’s whims and caprices, not even Obasanjo’s because no man is God.
“As I have continually stated, I have never in stepped my feet into the U.S neither do I have any business there. I was wrongly accused, arrested, tried and freed over the same indictment.
“Indeed, my arrest, detention and trial were at its behest and the U.S Authorities fully participated in the whole extradition proceedings. If after a full trial on the basis of the same indictment, the British courts exonerated me, which other indictment is Obasanjo talking about?
“I cannot be tried by the same parties over the same issues again. While I would do a more detailed response to Obasanjo’s relentless tirades against me in due course; it is high time he retraced his misguided steps.
He should borrow a leaf from a time–tested Yoruba proverb which says those who dance naked with glee in the night would have themselves exposed to shame when the morning comes.“
Although he is seen as Goliath, I would triumph over him the same way the almighty Allah Subhana wa tala used me in rescuing the party from his vice-grip in Ogun State, in particular and the South West, in general”, Kashamu said . Recall that just recently, Buruji Kashamu, described the United States judiciary of racism over the court ruling that he be prosecuted for drug trafficking.
Apparently Kashamu had filed an appeal to quash his indictment for smuggling drugs into the U.S but it was dismissed by U.S. Court of Appeal had on September 15.
It would also be recalled that earlier this year, the chairman of the Organisation and Mobilisation Committee for the Peoples Democratic Party in South West, Chief Buruji Kashamu lashed out at former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his latest letter of withdrawal from the party, saying, the ex-President was a beneficiary of his wealth.
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