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Nobody Can Suspend Me From Pdp – Kashamu Declares

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SAN FRANCISCO, November 25, (THEWILL) – Senator Buruji Kashamu, Senator representing Ogun East District at the National Assembly, has responded to his purported suspension by the Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the party declaring that no one could suspend him.

A faction of the party in the state, led by Sikirulai Ogundele had announced the suspension of Kashamu and six others for their role in the crisis that engulfed the party in Ondo State saying their suspension took immediate effect on Friday, November 25.

Also allegedly suspended were the factional state Chairman, Bayo Dayo; Secretary, Semiu Shodipo; Messrs Pegba Otemolu, Fatai Adeyanju, Segun Seriki, Daisi Akitan and Bowale Solaja.

The notice of suspension, signed by Ogundele, and the secretary, Olabode Bankole, dated 24th November, 2016, had alleged that the affected persons were suspended sequel to the report of a panel that was constituted in June 2016 to investigate allegations of financial improprieties and anti-party activities against the members.

However, responding to the suspension, Senator Kashamu denied the allegation of financial impropriety and described Ogundele as an interloper in the PDP in the state.

“The alleged diversion of party funds is most laughable because it is common knowledge that I use my personal funds to keep the party afloat, even when people like ex-Governor Gbenga Daniel and Ladi Adebutu left the PDP for Peoples Party of Nigeria and then for the Labour Party, until they returned to PDP in the build-up to the 2015 general elections because of campaign funds,” he said in a press statement, signed by his media aide, Austin Oniyokor.

“It is on record that Daniel superintended over the 2015 campaign funds in Ogun State. So, which other funds could a party in opposition possibly have?”

Story by Oputah David