Former Governor of Ekiti State Ayodele Fayose, has condemned former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his official statement on the death of ex-Senator Buruji Kashamu.
Kashamu, a governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 election in Ogun State, died of COVID-19 complications on Saturday at the age of 62.
Kashamu had faced extradition to the United States over alleged drug trafficking which was evaded until his death
But in a message titled, ‘Letter of condolence,’ addressed to Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun, Obasanjo, who condoled with the family of the deceased and the state as a whole, also alleged that Kashamu used the instruments of law and politics to evade justice.
“The life and history of the departed have 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 manoeuver could stop the cold hand of death when the creator of all of us decides that the time is up,” the former military head of state said, while praying that Allah forgive Kashamu’s sins.
In his reaction to Obasanjo’s letter, Ayodele Fayose wrote that the elder statesman will also face death one day and he shouldn’t be surprised at what the world is going to write about him.
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.
I also condemn the statement made by former President Obasanjo on his (Kashamu) death.
— Peter Ayodele Fayose (@GovAyoFayose) August 8, 2020