I’m happy I forgave Kashamu before he died ~Gbenga Daniel, as Atiku mourns
Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has come out to say that he is glad that he was able to forgive and make up with late Senator Buruji Kashamu, before he died.
Gbenga Daniel said this while reacting to the news of the death of Senator Kashamu, noting that he was shocked when he received the news of his demise.
“I picked a Timeless lesson of how transient life can be from this sad occurrence. I am glad despite all our years of political disagreements, conflicts and turbulence, by the hands of Providence my heart found a rare opportunity of forgiving and making up with him before his untimely death,” Daniel stated.
He prayed God to grant his family the fortitude to bear the loss.
As Braveviews recalls that Gbenga Daniel and Buruji Kashamu were once at daggers drawn with each other over the soul of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State.
In 2011, Kashamu aligned with Former President Olusegun Obasanjo to ‘fight’ Daniel, ensuring that his anointed candidates lost out in the party’s primary elections.
At the time, Obasanjo supported Chief Tunji Olurin, while Daniel, who was the incumbent governor of Ogun then, wanted Prince Gboyega Isiaka to succeed him.
With the PDP tickets eluding them, Isiaka and other candidates loyal to Daniel defected to the Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN).
However, both the PDP and the PPN lost the 2011 election to Senator Ibikunle Amosun of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).
Things later fell apart between Kashamu and former President Obasanjo.
Similarly, a former Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has expressed condolence over the death of Senator Buruji Kashamu.
Atiku Ababukar while reacting on his Twitter handle, prayed that the soul of Kashamu rests in peace.
He said, “My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of late Senator Buruji Kashamu.