Senator Buruji Kashamu (Ogun East) has described his purported suspension by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party at the ongoing National Convention as a “nullity”.
While rejecting the suspension, the senator accused the NWC members as perpetrating the same kind of illegality for which they have accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
He made this known in a Saturday statement, after the NWC suspended him for a month.
Kashamu said, “the mere fact that the Caretaker Committee could resort to this last-minute action in its dying hours and on the day of our national convention shows clearly that the battle that I and other well-meaning leaders, elders and stakeholders have waged against impunity and illegality, and for the enthronement of democracy, due process and the rule of law really got to them.”
He added, “They (NWC members) arrogantly think that they can browbeat everyone into submission and buy over the conscience of our party leaders and delegates in continuation of their desperate bid to hold the party by the jugular in order to serve their selfish and egocentric ends. “What is the essence of a multiparty politics and democracy if people cannot disagree to agree and ventilate their views? I dare say that any party or organisation that does not brook dissent and plurality of ideas and opinions is on its way to self-destruct and extinction.”
He called on the party’s members to elect a new leadership that will truly unify and move the party forward.