Obasanjo Condoles With Ogun State Over Kashamu's Death As Abiodun Mourns - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Saturday, August 8, 2020

Obasanjo Condoles With Ogun State Over Kashamu's Death As Abiodun Mourns

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has condoled with Governor Dapo Abiodun on the death of  Senator Buruji Kashamu.

In a condolence letter to Abiodun and which was made available to reporters by his media aide,  Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo said that the death of the PDP stalwart was sad, but noted that, the life and history of the departed have lessons for those on this side of the veil. 

However, Governor Abiodun has expressed shock over the death of Senator Buruji Kashamu. 

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, died in a hospital in Lagos on Saturday. 

In a statement released in Abeokuta by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, Governor Abiodun described Kashamu's passing  as one death too many and a devastating blow to the nation's political family generally.

 Governor said: “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. 

"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."

Governor Abiodun, however, urged all to find solace in the saying of Prophet Muhammad (SAW): “Amazing is the affair of the believer, verily all of his affair is good and this is not for anyone except the believer. If something of good / happiness befalls him he is grateful and that is good for him. If something of harm befalls him, he is patient and that is good for him” (Saheeh Muslim #2999).

 “May Allah forgive and admit him to Aljannah Firdaus and grant the family, friends and associates the patience to bear this painful loss," he said.

For President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo,  he as condoled with Dapo Abidoun saying the demise of the PDP chieftain was sad.

According to the former President, "Senator Esho Jinadu (Buruji Kashmu) in his lifetime used the maneuver of law and politics to escape  from facing justice on alleged  criminal  offence in Nigeria and outside Nigeria.  

"But no legal, political, cultural, social or even  medical maneuver could  stop the cold hand of death when the Creator of all of us decides that  the time is up.

"May Allah forgive his sin and accept his soul into Aljanah, and may God grant his family and friends  fortitude to bear the  irreparable loss."

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