- Senator Buruji Kashamu has lashed at Governor Fayose for declaring his presidential ambition
- The senator said Fayose's action was anti-party
- He also said Fayose has shown that he is a selfish person
Senator Buruji Kashamu has reacted to Governor Ayo Fayose’s declaration to contest for the 2019 presidency calling on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to sanction him.
NAIJ.com had reported that the governor made his declaration on Thursday, September 28, in Abuja but The Cable reports that the senator representing Ogun East senatorial district said Fayose’s action was anti-party.
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Kashamu in a statement on Thursday, September 28, said the party had already made it clear that the 2019 presidency will be zoned to the party.
The senator said Fayose’s action showed that he was selfish and that he does not have the interest of the party or Nigerians at heart.
He said: “Fayose seeks to further widen the ethnic divide in our country, cause resentment against our great party and tragically bring the party into disrepute.”
He said the party leadership should sanction Fayose for his anti-party activities.
He said: “Although his so-called declaration is of no political consequence whatsoever, it is antithetical to the mood of the party and nation that someone who claims to be a party man could go against the decision of the party to zone the presidency to the north.
“By 2019, the south would have had the presidency for 14 of Nigeria’s 20 years democratic rule since 1999, with a southerner ruling for two terms back to back. It smacks of insensitivity and greed for anyone from the south to declare for the presidency so soon.
“With Fayose’s latest action, it is now glaring that all his grandstanding was meant to further his own selfish interest. He never had the interest of the party, the people and the nation at heart.
“This man is simply desperate for power. It is like since his anti-depressant medicine can no longer contain him, he is looking for every available means to perpetuate himself in office. Otherwise, how do we explain the fact that the chairman of the PDP governors’ forum would go against the decision of the party?
“Little wonder none of his governor-colleagues attended the event. No member of the party in the national assembly attended the ceremony.
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“At first, he said he wanted to seek re-election to continue his first term which was truncated by impeachment in 2006. Thereafter, he began to work towards becoming the vice-president and now he says he wants to be the president!
“I am however glad that Nigerians are no fools. They know those who really have their interest at heart. They know the leaders with the demonstrable capacity to take Nigeria to the proverbial promised land; not the charlatans and looters who pretend to be leaders.”
NAIJ.com had reported that Fayose declared his intention to contest the 2019 presidential election.
In an elaborate ceremony at Chelsea Hotel, Abuja, on Thursday, September 28, the governor said his decision to contest the election is borne put of his love for Nigeria.
Watch a NAIJ.com TV video below of Nigerians talking about 2019 presidency: