Buruji
Senator Buruji Kashamu

By Lordson Okpetu

Ogun PDP has suspended Senator Buruji Kashamu over alleged financial impropriety and anti-party activities.

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In a statement signed by the state chairman of the party, Olawale Ogundele, Buruji, who is wanted in the US for alleged drug-related offences, was suspended alongside seven other party members.

The other suspended party members are Daisi Akitan, Fatai Adeyanju, Bayo Dayo, Pegba Otemolu, Semiu Shodipo, Fatai Adeyanju as well as Bowale Solaja.

“The Ogun State Peoples Democratic Party PDP has announced the suspension of the above named with immediate effect,” reads part of the statement.

“This is sequel to the report of a panel which was constituted in June 2016 to investigate allegations of financial improprieties, anti party activities and sundry reckless acts that are capable of bringing our great party to disrepute.

“Based on the preliminary report of the panel, however, submitted to the executive committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ogun State chapter, we found merit in the allegations and hereby adopt the report and findings of the panel which include recommendation to suspend the above mentioned.

“In the exercise of the powers vested on the state executive committee in accordance with the constitution of the Peoples Democratic Party, the above-named are hereby suspended from the Ogun State chapter of the party with immediate effect; their names have also been forwarded to the national secretariat of the party for necessary further appropriate disciplinary actions,” the statement reads.