The immediate past governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, yesterday accused the Senator representing Ogun East, Chief Buruji Kashamu, of sending hired killers after him.
Daniel, in a petition to the Police claimed that “five hefty men, two of them in military fatigue” on Thursday invaded his Abuja residence with a view to terminating his life.
He said they were acting on behalf of Kashamu, who, according to the former governor, has “on several other occasions boasted in the company of his friends that he will not rest until he sees my end.”
He added: “This renewed offensive was as a result of the recent Supreme Court ruling placing his own faction at a disadvantage and ending the reign of his control over the State Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State, which were all secured through various controversial court orders.
He asked the police for additional security protection and to put Kashamu “under security watch list and strict surveillance.”
The Senator, reacting to the accusation last night said it was a hoax.
“It is certain that OGD is hallucinating,” Kashamu’s Media Adviser, Austin Oniyokor said in a statement.
“He is the accuser, the investigator, prosecutor and judge in his own case.
“Pray, why would Senator Kashamu go after a man who is at the twilight of his political career?
“By the grace of God, the distinguished Senator Buruji Kashamu is PDP’s highest political office holder in Ogun State despite the OGD’s efforts to make him lose the election. So, why would he want to attack a former governor who has lost political relevance six years after leaving office? Is OGD the only former governor in Ogun State?”
Daniel and Kashamu belong to rival factions of the PDP in Ogun State.
Their disagreement dates to Daniel’s tenure as governor of the state.
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