The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Monday described Senator Kashamu Buruji as a clown for presenting himself as the Ogun State governorship candidate of the party.
In a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, Buruji is said to be desperate to destabilise the party “as part of his pact with the Buhari Presidency, which is threatening him with imminent extradition from Nigeria over alleged international fraud.”
The party describes as the height of ridicule, “Buruji’s purported presentation of himself as Ogun governorship candidate of the PDP.”
The party said Buruji organised a sham campaign rally, rented an audience and presented a fake PDP flag to himself.
The party said the authentic flag of the party had been handed to the PDP candidate, Ladi Adebutu, by the PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus.
The statement reads further: “Senator Buruji, in his forced hallucination, has failed to realise that Nigerians, particularly the voters in Ogun State, have seen through his antics; they know that he is not the PDP governorship candidate in Ogun State; they know that he has a pact with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to destabilise the PDP; they also know that he is a clown on a journey to nowhere.
“Nigerians are aware that Senator Buruji never purchased PDP nomination form; never participated in our governorship primary or in any process related to nomination of governorship candidate of our party or any position whatsoever.
“Those using Senator Buruji as their agent have turned him into object of public ridicule, particularly in his charade of organising a rally to hand a fake flag to himself.
“The PDP therefore urges the people of Ogun State to completely disregard Senator Buruji as a clown and continue in their support for the PDP governorship candidate, Ladi Adebutu, who is already coasting to victory.”
Buruji had earlier in the day been presented as the gubernatorial candidate of the PDP in Ogun State by a faction led by Adebayo Dayo.
During the presentation, Dayo said: “Today is the happiest day in my 40 years in politics. I have never seen any leader after the death of Obafemi Awolowo that is so important and famous and as good.
“Prince Buruji Kashamu is the man of the moment. Let anybody say whatever they like, Prince Buruji Kashamu has been duly elected as the governorship candidate for 2019 election in Ogun State. His name is with INEC.
“We have with him, all the elected senatorial candidates, we have the House of Representatives candidates all present here today and we have the 36 members of the House of Assembly candidates all present here today.
“Today is a day we can never forget in the history of this town. We have never had it so good except when Baba Awolowo was alive. This is our own governor.”