By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
The senator representing Ogun East in the Senate, Buruji Kashamu, has said the declaration for 2019 presidency by the Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, was a big joke, even as he described the governor as the number one destroyer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Kashamu who reacted to the Fayose Presidential campaign launch at a press briefing in Abuja yesterday, said the Ekiti governor was only showing Nigerians how unreliable he is and not serious in bidding for any presidential position come 2019.
“He is a confused man and number one destroyer of the party because how on earth would somebody who agreed with other party chieftains that the presidential ticket of the party for 2019 should be zoned to the North, now turned around to start campaigning for the same ticket as a Southerner and particularly as a South westerner to the detriment of the National Chairmanship ticket of the party already zoned to the area.
“Lovers of our great party and politically minded Nigerians generally, should by this action of Fayose see him as the number one destroyer of the party and the most cantankerous politician in the polity who can at anytime abuse anybody and go against agreed plans at anytime.
“I believe that am not the only one disturbed by Fayose’s ‘agbero’ brand of politics but all political stakeholders in the land, including those who followed him from Ekiti to grace his campaign launch because everybody knows that he is going nowhere come 2019, but just exercising his right in a funny way as a joker”, he said.
The Senator also criticized the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party under the leadership of Senator Ahmed Makarfi for issuing him query unreasonably, asking why he was accused of instigating crisis in the Ogun State chapter of the party while here in Abuja as a Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District.
The Senator alleged that the query served him by the party which has been responded to , has no subtance in anyway but pure mischief and malice .
According to him, Makarki who heads the party as Natiinal Chairman, Caretaker Committee, wants to corner the 2019 Presidential ticket of the party and surreptitiously moving to ease out those who feels can challenge him through unreasonable query issued to me.
“In fact the December convention of the party may not hold due to Makarfi’s ambition. He is a chameleon pretending to have the interest of the party at heart but secretly executing his own personal agenda “, he added.