Breaking: Senator Buruji Kashamu dies of COVID-19

Buruji Kashamu

A former senator, businessman, and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Buruji Kashamu is dead.

He died today of complications from COVID-19 at First Cardiology Consultants, in Lagos.

Another former Senator, Ben Murray-Bruce broke the news of Kashamu’s death on his Twitter handle on Saturday.

He wrote: “I have just lost my good friend of forever to COVID19. Until his death, Sen. Buruji Kashamu and I were inseparable.

”He died today at First Cardiology Consultants, in Lagos. May his gentle soul rest in peace. I pray his family and loved ones the fortitude to bear this heavy loss.”

Kashamu, born on 19 May, 1958 served as a Senator representing Ogun East in the 8th National Assembly.

He was a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in Ogun State. He was appointed as the chairman, Organization and Mobilization Committee of the PDP in the South West zone of Nigeria.

In 2018, he was expelled from the People’s Democratic Party, a decision later voided by an Abuja High Court in October 2018.

He was the 2019 Ogun State gubernatorial election candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.