PDP Expels Buruji Kashamu
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday, July 23, announced the expulsion of an Ogun State senator, Buruji Kashamu, from the party.
Kashamu, who represents Ogun East in the current 8th National Assembly and is the Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on States and Local Government, was expelled alongside three other members of the PDP in Ogun State.
The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, announced the expulsion at the end of an emergency National Executive Committee meeting of the party in Abuja.
2. II. NEC considered and approved the expulsion of Senator Kashamu Buruji, Mr. Samiu Sodipo, Engr. Bayo Adebayo and Hon. Segun Seriki from the PDP. The expelled members are from the Ogun State Chapter of the PDP. pic.twitter.com/U2BfrZFNQX
— Official PDP Nigeria (@OfficialPDPNig) July 23, 2018
Mr. Kashamu, a supporter of erstwhile national chairman of the PDP, Ali Sheriff, was expelled alongside Bayo Dayo, Segun Sarki and Sanimu Sodipo; all from Ogun State.
Mr Dayo was a factional chairman of the PDP in Ogun. He headed the faction of the party loyal to Mr Kashamu.
Although the PDP did not expressly give any reason for expelling Kashamu, he has, however, been battling drug-related scandal for more than a year.
Kashamu was indicted in an Illinois court in 1998 over conspiracy to distribute heroin, AFP reported.
He was arrested in Britain that December but ultimately convinced British authorities that the drug trafficking evidence in fact related to his brother and that US investigators had confused the two men.