The immediate past Senator, who represented Ogun East Senatorial District at the 8th National Assembly, Buruji Kashamu, has dissociated himself from his supporters from the PDP that yesterday defected to the ruling APC, saying the action did not get his blessing.
A statement issued by his Media Adviser, Austin Oniyokor, quoted Senator Kashamu as saying:
“I do not have any problem with any one or a group of people exercising their right to freedom of association but such must be done responsibly and not with elements of lies, blackmail and outright subterfuge. “Kola Akinyemi and his co-travellers should desist from dropping my name in their political prostitution and voyage of anywhere ‘belle face’. I dissociate myself and my genuine followers from this group of desperados. Their movement to the APC in Ogun State does not have my blessings.”
While admitting that he canvassed support for the Prince Dapo Abiodun-led Administration in the overall interest of Ogun state, Kashamu clarified that this should not be misconstrued to mean that he has defected to the APC or authorised any of his followers and associates to do so.
Reports had it that over 1,000 PDP loyalists, led by Otunba Kolawole Akinyemi, decided to join the APC as a result of (according to them) the “landmark work done by the Governor (Abiodun administration) so far which attest to his sagacity and sincerity of purpose”.