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EXTRADITION: Northern Youths challenge Buhari on Buruji Kashamu

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President Mohammadu Buhari has been challenged by youths in the

northern part of Nigeria to either expedite the extradition of Peoples

Democratic Party, PDP senator from Ogun State, Prince Buruji Kashamu

to the United States of America to face trial for drug trafficking or

forget about his anti-corruption fight.
The youths, Northern Youths Movement (NYM) said in a release signed by

its Chairman, Mallam Ishaya Jato on Thursday that President Buhari

cannot claim to be fighting corruption, while at the same time

protecting a fugitive like Senator Buruji Kashamu because of politics.

The NYM said if at the twilight of the government of former President

Goodluck Jonathan, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)

commenced the process of extraditing Senator Kashamu to the USA and

the US Department of Justice said it was “fully ready to assist”

Nigeria with proper documentation on his (Kashamu) extradition and

express trial before a US District Judge in Chicago, Judge Charles

Richard Norgle, President Buhari has no excuse for keeping Kashamu in

Nigeria till this moment.
The youths pointed out that the NDLEA had said in May 2016, through

its Head of Public Affairs, Mr. Ofoyeju Mitchell, that the agency’s

men invaded Kashamu’s residence in Lekki, Lagos State in response to

the extradition request formally made to the Nigerian government by

its American counterpart.
They accused the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai and

Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, as the brains behind President

Buhari's refusal to accede to the extradition of Senator Kashamu.

The youths said the duo of El-Rufai and Amaechi were using Kashamu to

destroy the PDP in furtherance of their 2019 Presidential and Vice

Presidential ambition.
The NYM reiterated its position that said Buruji Kashamu was afraid of

being extradited to the USA to face trial for alleged drug trafficking

and he is ready to do anything to kill the PDP for El-Rufai and

The group, which called for immediate extradition of Senator Kashamu

to the USA, said President Buhari must not allow anyone to cast

aspersion on his anti-corruption fight by hobnobbing with a fugitive

just because of presidential ambition.
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