PDP expels Buruji Kashamu, three others

Buruji Kashamu, the senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District
Buruji Kashamu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expelled an Ogun State senator, Buruji Kashamu, from the party.

Three other members of the PDP in Ogun State were also expelled on Monday.

The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, announced the expulsion at the end of an emergency National Executive Committee meeting of the party in Abuja.

Mr. Kashamu, a supporter of erstwhile national chairman of the PDP, Ali Sheriff, was expelled alongside Bayo Dayo, Segun Sarki and Sanimu Sodipo; all from Ogun State.

Mr Dayo was a factional chairman of the PDP in Ogun. He headed the faction of the party loyal to Mr Kashamu.
Mr Kashamu is wanted in the U.S. for drug-related offences. He has repeatedly claimed he is innocent and has resisted moves to extradite him.

In May, the appeal court ruled against Mr Kashamu, signifying a possibility he could be arrested, before extradition commences.

Speaking on the expulsion, Mr Ologbondiyan said, “We also took some disciplinary action against some of our members who have been hobnobbing with the ruling government and whose actions have become unacceptable to the PDP.”
“We need to know that our party has been rebranded and repositioned and in the light and in the spirit of the way the PDP is presently reconstituted.

“The following members of our party have been expelled.

“These are Senator Buruji Kashamu, Semiu Sodipo, Bayo Adedayo and Segun Seriki, all members of the Ogun State chapter of the party.” Mr. Ologbondiyan told journalists while reading the resolutions of the party.

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