The national caretaker committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has susspended senator Buruji Kashamu, representing Ogun east for one meonth
The party disclosed this in a tweet on Saturday morning.
No reason was given for the action which comes hours ahead of the party’s convention.
The National Caretaker Committee (NCC) of our great Party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended Senator Buruji Kashamu for a period of one month. Details later. pic.twitter.com/0Mxj5hrZDj
— Official PDP Nigeria (@OfficialPDPNig) December 9, 2017
The issue which led to Kasahmu’s supension may be similar to what made Bode George, a chairmanship aspirant, to quit the race.
George had aaccused the leadership of the party of working against the interets of south0west candidates interested in the office of the chairman.
He had also advised his counterparts from the region to withdraw from the race which he said had been hijacked by “money moguls”.
“The zoning principle, which was publicly reinforced last year in Port Harcourt, had specifically and rightly affirmed the South-West as the zone to produce the National Chairman. This binding proclamation was based on equity, fairness and natural balance that hold any organisation together,” he had said.
“But this old, legitimate and morally sound micro-zoning principle has now been trashed, dumped in the waste bin, flung into the gutter by very little men who have compromised the pivotal moral anchor of civilised engagement for temporary selfish gains.
“Everywhere you look, the Yoruba people are now being brazenly insulted. The very traditional fiber of our founding fathers is now being trampled upon, debased and soiled by external forces and mercenary traitors within.
“I do not expect any well-meaning, well disciplined, forthright, sincere Omoluabi of Yoruba land to continue with this deceit and shameful theater.”
Kashamu had not reacted to his suspension as of the time this report was filed.