Youths in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have told the Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Buruji Kashamu, to be bold enough to declare openly for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and stop pretending to be PDP member.
The youths, under the auspices of the PDP Youths Congress (PDPYC), said Senator Kashamu was more of APC than the PDP and he should rather join the APC formally instead of going about masquerading as
PDP member while at the same defending the APC federal government.
In a release issued on Sunday by its Convener, Mr. Oluwole Durojaiye, a copy of which was made available to journalists online, PDPYC said it should be clear to all lovers of the PDP, especially in the Southwest that Senator Kashamu was agent of the APC and was ready to do everything to destroy the party.
The PDPYC, which said Senator Kashamu was already acting as the mouthpiece of the APC, noted that he (Kashamu) would be a better replacement for Alhaji Lai Mohammed as the APC National Publicity Secretary, since he had taken over the job of defending every undemocratic acts of the federal government even better than the two presidential spokespersons.
They said it should interest genuine lovers of the PDP Senator Kashamu that has spent over N100 million on media publications against fellow PDP members while he has not published one paragraph article against
the APC-led federal government.
The PDP youths also alleged that over N2 billion must have been spent by the senator to procure court orders against the PDP.
Going memory lane, the PDP youths said the problems that led to the party’s loss of power started from Senator Kashamu’s manipulation of the courts to remove Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Chief Bode Mustapha
and Chief Segun Oni as the party’s National Secretary, National Auditor and National Vice Chairman (Southwest) respectively.
While he was doing all these then, he was getting contracts from the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun. One of such contracts was the supply of vehicles to the Ogun State House of Assembly.
PDP youths should remember that it was Kashamu that got that controversial court ruling that Prince Oyinlola and Bode Mustapha did not emerge as national officers of the party through the Southwest zonal congress and that was where the crisis that made the party to lose power started.
They said the question that should be asked Kashamu and his ilk was that; where was it written in the PDP constitution that national officers must emerge through zonal congresses?
The youths lamented that it was the same way Kashamu was used to destroy the PDP then, thereby costing us the presidency that he is being used by the duo of Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, and Minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Amaechi.