The Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in Ogun State, Buruji Kashamu, has condemned the report that he was not serious about his governorship ambition.
The Senator argued that it would be unreasonable for anyone to commit the kind of resources he committed to the governorship election without a plan to win.
The lawmaker noted that he joined the governorship race to fight impunity and injustice.
“I hate injustice with a passion. I can give anything to fight injustice. We put in our best. But the protracted court case had adverse effect on our supporters and mobilisation efforts. We thank God that the rule of law prevailed and we were on the ballot against the expectations of the lawbreakers,” a statement quoted Kashamu to have said in an interview.”
He noted that shortly after the election, he had gone back to his cotton and hospitality businesses after he lost in the governorship election.
Kashamu who commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing financial autonomy for the local government areas, accused governors of killing the local governments.
“It is an open secret in Nigeria that governors had castrated the local governments by depriving them access to their statutory funds. This has turned into serious economic strangulation at the grassroots.”
“I salute President Buhari for having the rare political courage and patriotism to save the Nigerian masses through the NFIU monitoring of local government funds. I strongly believe that sooner than later the people will feel the impact of this initiative,” Kashamu said.