BURUJI KASHAMU, STRONGMAN OF OGUN POLITICS AND FORMER SENATOR DIES OF CORONAVIRUS COMPLICATIONS

Buruji Kashamu

Buruji Kashamu, a former senator from Ogun state, has died of complications from COVID-19. 

Ben Murray-Bruce who broke the news on Twitter said Kashamu died at First Cardiologist Consultants in Lagos.

He was believed to have been taken to the Lagos hospital a few days ago after his health deteriorated.

Kashamu in his lifetime faced many battles. He fought to control Ogun PDP even when the party leaders said they didn’t want him. He fought and wrestled the party, becoming it’s 2019 gubernatorial candidate.

Before then, he had defied all odds to win a Senate seat and stayed in the Senate for four years despite attempts to extradite him to US to face drug-related charges.

He won many battles but he couldn’t defeat Coronavirus.

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