A former governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, has revealed plans by the late Senator Buruji Kashamu to hand over the state’s Peoples Democratic Party structure to him a few days before he died.
Daniel was quoted to have said this during a condolence visit to the family of the deceased in Ijebu-Igbo on Tuesday.
Kashamu, who was the state PDP governorship candidate in the 2019 election, died from COVID-19 complications in a Lagos hospital on Saturday and was buried at his Ijebu-Igbo residence on Sunday.
Daniel’s revelation was contained in a statement titled: ‘We should not play politics with Kashamu’s death – OGD’, signed by his media aide, Steve Oliyide, in Abeokuta.
Daniel was quoted to have said that Kashamu sent a delegation to him on Wednesday, three days before his death.
The statement read in part, “OGD said, ‘It was true that Buruji sent a delegation to me last Wednesday, August 4, 2020, who came to discuss with me about his wish that I should provide further leadership for the political structure, which he built and had nurtured over the years.
“When the representatives, who included his lawyer, came, I discouraged political discussions and pleaded with them to all go and pray for his survival. Unfortunately, he passed away a few days after.
“We’re mourning a great man. His wish was to make peace with everyone before his death. As human, you must have strong friends and strong enemies.”