…You’re hallucinating —Kashamu replies
Former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel (OGD) has accused the senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Senator Buruji Kashamu of masterminding an assassination attempt on his life and urged the police authorities to put him under security watch list and strict surveillance.
In his immediate reaction however, Senator Kashamu denied the allegation saying the former governor must be hallucinating and afraid of his shadows.
The former governor in his petition to the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris said five men who were heavily armed stormed his Abuja residence on Thursday August 24 2017 at about 9.13pm asking for him but he had already left Abuja earlier in the day.
He said the assailants however took to their heels when one of the policemen guarding his house started firing his gun. Otunba Daniel alleged that “this renewed offensive was as a result of the recent Supreme court ruling placing his own faction at a disadvantage and ending the reign of his control over the State Executive committee of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun state. It is Kashamu’s belief that I was the brain behind his loss of power and relevance in Ogun State PDP and he felt I must be brought down by all means.
Denying the allegations, Senator Kashamu in a statement issued by his Media Adviser, Austin Oniyokor, said, “It is certain that OGD is hallucinating. He is the accuser, the investigator, prosecutor and judge in his own case. Why would Senator Kashamu go after a man who is at the twilight of his political career? Clearly, OGD is 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. But, in this case, because he is desperate to score 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. In doing this, he has cheapishly assumed the role of the accuser, investigator and prosecutor or judge in his own case”.