The several years’ unbroken victory of the Ogun State born Senator and businessman, Buruji Kashamu has been broken on Thursday, when an Abuja Federal High Court validated the expulsion of Senator Kashamu Buruji from the party.
It is almost a myth that Senator Buruji Kashamu will lose in any litigation because most at times he got his matters well represented exploring all possible lacuna and loopholes in the constitution, but this spate was ended in the recent case against Peoples Democratic Party.
In view of this, PDP through it’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, has commended the judgement saying his party was vindicated.
Ologbondiyan said that the validation of Buruji’s expulsion from the party had vindicated the party’s position that he was not PDP’s governorship candidate in Ogun.
He said that the ruling had also validated Ladi Adebutu as the PDP governorship candidate in Ogun State hence his candidature was no longer in contention.
While hailing the judgment as a victory for democracy, Ologbondiyan urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, to take note of the development and reflect such in every issue regarding the conduct of governorship election in Ogun.
“The PDP invites Nigerians, the people of Ogun and particularly the INEC to take copious note of the judgment of the court.
“The judgement, in suit no: FCT/HC/0303/2017, delivered today, December 13, 2018 affirmed the powers of the PDP, as provided in her constitution, to discipline and punish any member who contravenes any of the provisions of its constitution.
“By this judgment, it is clear that Kashamu is not a member of the PDP, and cannot, under any circumstance whatsoever, claim to be the governorship candidate of the party in Ogun, more so, when he never participated in any of its nomination processes,’’
Ologbondiyan said that going by the expulsion of the senator from the PDP in July, Buruji lost his membership of PDP and as such, did not partake in any of the party’s nomination processes.
“He did not purchase the PDP governorship nomination form and did not participate in any way whatsoever in our Ogun governorship primary, yet he had continued to cause confusion and parade himself as PDP candidate.