By Raymond Osho
ABEOKUTA – The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has expressed shock over the death of Senator Buruji Kashamu on Saturday, Agust 8, 2020, describing it as a devastating blow to the nation’s political family.
Senator Kashamu, who represented Ogun East at the Senate in the 8th National Assembly and contested the gubernatorial ticket of the state on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), along other contestants with Governor Abiodun, diedat First Cardiology Consultants, in Lagos.
Governor Abiodun in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, in Abeokuta, the state capital on Saturday, August 8, 2020, described Kashamu’sdemise as one death too many.
The statement reads “I received the sad news of the passing of Senator Buruji Kashamu today, 8 August, 2020, with a deep pain and grief that words cannot capture. On behalf of my family, the Government and good people of Ogun State, I convey our deepest condolences.
“His demise further diminishes the tribe of my close political associates. He was a large-hearted politician and courageous fighter for whatever cause he believed in.
“He was not just a loving personality, a generous giver and someone who lived for others, he was to many a beacon of hope of a better tomorrow. This painful exit is much more than the end of an individual.”
Governor Abiodun stated further, “Distinguished Senator Kashamu was a phenomenon. He was faithful to his principles and convictions and even his critics woud attest to his tenacity of purpose.
“Our brother and friend was a consummate politician and patriot who will be sorely missed within and outside Ogun State for his larger than life disposition.
“Posterity will accord him his due recognition for his legacies of service and forthrightness. He was a worthy Ambassador of Ogun State.”
He prayed that “Allah forgive and admit him to Aljannah Firdaus and grant the family, friends and associates the patience to bear this painful loss”.