- Kashamu is a drowning horse, says Fayose
A Senator and Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart, Buruji Kashamu, has accused Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose of orchestrating the 14-month leadership crisis in the party in other for him to pocket the party’s structure in the South West.
Senator Kashamu, representing Ogun East district in the senate disclosed this in press statement on Friday.
“I said it when the leadership crisis started that Fayose orchestrated it to pocket the party’s structure in the South West and make it easier for him to realise his ambition. Since he cannot imagine a life out of politics and power, few days after the Supreme Court judgment, he launched his so-called Presidential campaign,” he said in the statement.
He also alleged that former deputy governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore and Fayose are trying to frustrate him out of the PDP.
Buruji in the statement denied any plan to defect to another political party. “I wish to state without mincing words that the misleading report linking me with the move was concocted and spread on the social media by one Lere Olayinka who is a well-known attack dog of Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose.
He said he had commenced discussions with some of the PDP members who, out of annoyance, decided to join another political platform to prove their worth.
He appealed to the leaders of the party, including the “National Chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi and Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, not to allow Fayose and Omisore to spoil their efforts to unite the party and reposition it.”
Kashamu further said: “I said it when the leadership crisis started that Fayose orchestrated it to pocket the party’s structure in the South West and make it easier for him to realise his ambition. Since he cannot imagine a life out of politics and power, few days after the Supreme Court judgment, he launched his so-called Presidential campaign.”
In his reaction, Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose described Prince Kashamu as a “drowning horse looking for what to hold unto for survival.”
Fayose, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, said Kashamu pushed himself out of the PDP because of the several anti-party activities allegedly committed against the plaform that brought him to the Senate.
He said: “It is Buruji (Kashamu) that tried to destroy the PDP; Buruji should be ignored because he is a drowning horse looking for what to hold unto for survival or who to blackmail.
“Nobody pushed him out the PDP; he pushed himself out because of the evils he perpetrated.
“For numerous advertorials and press releases he has published in newspapers to disparage Fayose, the governor has not replied him because he will not join issues with him.”