The Senator representing Ogun East, Buruji Kashamu, has said he does not care if the former Governor of Ogun state, Gbenga Daniel, exists.
Daniel had written to the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, alleging that Kashamu sent thugs to assassinate him in his Abuja residence.
Kashamu has described the allegations as a “hoax” and described Daniel as “the accuser, the investigator, prosecutor and judge” in his case against him.
A statement released by the Senator’s spokesman, Austin Oniyokor, read: “Pray, why would Senator Kashamu go after a man who is at the twilight of his political career?”
“He is desperate to score a cheap political point and seek relevance for his dimming political career, he has to raise the false alarm and pin it on someone who does not even care if he exists.
“By the grace of God, the Distinguished Senator Buruji Kashamu is PDP’s highest political office holder in Ogun state despite the OGD’s (Daniel) efforts to make him lose the election.
“So, why would he want to attack a former governor who has lost political relevance six years after leaving office? Is OGD the only former governor in Ogun state?”
The statement added that while Ogun “was under the siege of violence and politically-motivated killings” during OGD’s reign as governor, Kashamu “fights his political battles in the court of law and public opinion using his God-given resources.”
It noted that Kashamu, “does not” have any record of violence since he joined partisan politics – “a Spartan record OGD cannot boast of.”
“Clearly, OGD is hallucinating and afraid of his shadows. Otherwise, what would have been expected of sane mind was to report the incident to the police and allow them to do their job of investigating the incident,” it read.
“In doing this, he has assumed the role of the accuser, investigator and prosecutor or judge in his own case. What a childish way to play cheap politics!”