I'll sue Obasanjo for calling me a criminal -Kashamu

By The Citizen

Kashamu The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Campaign and Mobilisation Committee in the South West, Prince Buruji Kashamu, has vowed to drag former president Olusegun Obasanjo before the court for referring to him as a criminal in the ex-president's letter to President Goodluck Jonathan, which was made public on Wednesday.

Obasanjo, had in his 18-page letter to Jonathan referred to Kashamu as a wanted criminal, who should not be seen associating with the president.

But Kashamu, who is also the financier of the PDP in Obasanjo's home state of Ogun, vowed to take immediate legal action against Obasanjo.

Kashamu told our correspondent on Thursday that he would institute a libel suit against the former president for denigrating his person.

He said, 'I do not know what extradiction Baba Obasanjo is talking about.  We are already in court over a different case. With this one, he's in for a big libel. Of course, I'm going to sue him immediately. Obasanjo is not above the law, so there is no reason why I will not sue him. By tomorrow we'll be in court because that is the last resort for an aggrieved person.'

Kashamu added in a statement by his Media Adviser, Austin Oniyokor that 'Obasanjo has not said anything new. It is all part of the old worn-out blackmail that Kashamu's political adversaries have been peddling. Anyone who knows Obasanjo's antecedents will agree with me that it is only typical of him to turn round to call the same man that he wined and dined with in the past names.

'When Kashamu teamed up with him against former Governor Gbenga Daniel, he was a good man. When he worked with him to produce the platform that his (OBJ's) anointed candidate, Maj.-Gen. Tunji Olurin, used during the 2011 elections, he was a good man. Indeed, he praised him to high heavens and openly prayed that God will reward his labour for the party and humanity.'