By Etop Ekanem
The senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Senator Buruji Kashamu, yesterday frowned at what he described as the campaign of calumny against him over the next governorship election in Ogun State.
Kashamu, in a statement, accused a member of the House of Representatives, (names withheld) and a lawyer, of “using the old worn-out tales that are already too familiar, as published in some media reports and advertorials in two national papers.”
The senator said: “Since they know that they cannot substantiate the allegations against me, they chose to hide under an amorphous and self-styled Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) known as the Advocacy for Integrity and Economic Development (AIED). I know this is a classic case of the voice of Jacob and the hand of Esau.
“The reason for the latest onslaught is because the Rep member has declared his interest to be the governor of Ogun State in 2019 and he strangely believes that I am an obstacle to his gaining total control of the party structure that must be crushed.
“Thankfully, Nigeria is well on its way to probity, lawfulness and fairness. There is no remote possibility that we could someday decline to the throes of a Banana republic where monkeys tumble justice.
”Our democracy is resilient and in safe hands that are guided by the rule of law. Thus, despite the scheming of my political opponents, I remain confident in our justice system and the commitment of the Federal Government to defend the rights of all Nigerians.”