Kashamu: My Support For Buhari’s Anti-Corruption War Not Because I Want To Leave PDP For APC
The Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Prince Buruji Kashamu, has denied nursing plans to dump his party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Kashamu, whose election as senator was last week upheld by the Appeal Court, was reacting to speculations in some quarters that his support for the anti-corruption drive of the APC-led federal government, which has targeted mostly PDP members, was in preparation of his formal defection to the governing party.
But the billionaire businessman and PDP chieftain, explained that his support for the anti-corruption war of the Muhammadu Buhari administration was not borne out of my personal interest but the interest of the masses who are in the majority and the love for the country.
“Our people have suffered for too long because of a greedy few who amass our commonwealth for themselves and their families”, Kashamu clarified.
He also said corruption must die for Nigeria to live, adding that all Nigerians must support President Buhari’s anti-graft war.
In a statement, Sen. Kashamu, who insisted that his support for the anti-corruption war was not in anticipation of his purported defection to APC, stressed that; “Corruption by whatever colouration is bad and inimical to our growth as a nation”.
He further said successive governments had made feeble and largely showmanship attempts to contain corruption with little or no results and without a sustainable plan of action.
“Let me make it abundantly clear that I am not in any way romancing the APC. If truly politics is about the people and a contest of ideas, I cannot understand why any politician that is worth the name would see an idea that will benefit the people and not support it, irrespective of political leanings. I will support good initiatives, just as I will criticise bad ones.
“We must realize that the elections and campaigns are over. Whether we were elected on the platform of the PDP or APC, our people trusted us with their mandate because they know that we would represent them well and fight their course. It is a sacred responsibility that we must not betray”, Kashamu said.