Reps member hails court nullification of Kashamu’s expulsion from PDP


Nigerian Concord Newspaper

A member of Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Adesegun Adekoya (a. k. a Attacker) has hailed the nullification of the expulsion of the Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Senator Buruji Kashamu from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, on Wednesday.

Adekoya who represent the people of Ijebu East, Ijebu North and Ogun Waterside council areas of Ogun State in the lower chambers of the National Assembly, salute the judicial for the bold step taken to rescue the country nascent democracy from ridicule and impunity.

The lawmaker wondered how a faithful and loyal party man who is the major financier of PDP not only in Ogun State but cross the South West region, been treated like a leper by the leadership of a party where he contested and won a senatorial seat.

“In sane clime, an individual like Senator Buruji Kashamu deserves total respect and accolades from the party leadership and the pubic.

“But thank God for our judiciary who did not allow a just and upright person to die in the position of a wicked man. Our leader in the South West, Senator Buruji Kashamu remains the pillar of PDP not only in Ogun state but in the entire country.”

Delivering a ruling on Wednesday, Justice Valentine Ashi also nullified the expulsion of the Ogun State’ Chairman of PDP, Adebayo Dayo, from the party.

The judge also directed the party national chairman, Uche Secondus to explain why, in the alternative, he should not be referred to the Attorney General of the Federation for trial before the Magistrates’ Court for allegedly obstructing the course of justice.

The ruling was on an application filed by Kashamu and Dayo, marked, M/8696/2018, which was an offshoot of the main suit number, FCT/HC/CV/0303/2017, which was filed by the PDP on December 4, 2017.

Apart from Kashamu and Dayo, the other defendants to the suit which was filed by the PDP, were Chief Makanjuola Ogundipe (as PDP South West leader), Alhaji Adewale Adeyanju, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Adekoya, who hails from Ago-Iwoye recently got the nod of the party to seek reelection to the House of Representatives at the party primary conducted last Friday in Ogbere, headquarters of Ijebu East council area.

He urged the Uche Secondus led leadership of the party to embrace peace in the interest of the generality of the party, and of the new dawn been experienced after the emergency of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as the party flag bearer in the 2019 Presidential election.