By James Ogunnaike
A former senator and leading figure of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the South-West, Senator Buruji Kashamu, is dead.
He died, yesterday, at First Cardiology Consultants hospital in Lagos after a protracted battle with the novel coronavirus disease.
The deceased represented Ogun East in the 8th Assembly.
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His friend and long time political associate, Ben Murray-Bruce, announced the death on his verified Facebook page
Also, a close aide of the lawmaker, Olufemi Abayomi Arabambi, confirmed the death of Kashamu.
Meanwhile, Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, expressed shock over the death of Kashamu.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, Abiodun described Kashamu’s death as one death too many and a devastating blow to the nation’s political family generally.