Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has commiserated with the family of late Senator Buruji Kashamu over his demise.
Kashamu passed on Saturday, aged 62. He succumbed to COVID-19 at First Cardiology Consultants, Lagos.
While praying for the repose of Kashamu’s soul, Fayose in a tweet on his personal Twitter account condemned former President Olusegun Obasanjo for his words about the deceased.
Obasanjo in his condolences to the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun had noted that “Senator Esho Jinadu (Buruji Kashmu) in his lifetime used the maneuver of law and politics to escape from facing justice on alleged criminal offence in Nigeria and outside Nigeria.
“But no legal, political, cultural, social or even medical maneuver could stop the cold hand of death when the Creator of all of us decides that the time is up.”
Fayose, however, noted that it was regrettable that Obasanjo could say such about Kashamu after his death and when he could no longer speak for himself.
He wondered why Obasanjo didn’t speak up while Kashamu was alive.
His tweet read: “I commiserate with the family of Senator Buruji Kashamu for this irreparable loss and pray for the repose of his soul. The Almighty God will console those he left behind.
“I also condemn the statement made by former President Obasanjo on his (Kashamu) death.
“It is regrettable that Obasanjo could say what he said about Buruji Kashamu after his death and when he can no longer question him. Why didn’t he say that when Kashamu was alive?
“Can Obasanjo say in good conscience that he did not at some point collaborated with Kashamu and most of the things he (Kashamu) did politically were not with his collaboration?
“Nigerians will watch out for Obasanjo’s own end. He should stop forming saint because he is not. He should also remember that his own end will come too and nobody knows how the end will be.”