As the South West PDP Congress came to a close in the early hours of Tuesday, it emerged that associates and loyalists of the late Senator Buruji Kashamu cleared all the four positions zoned to Ogun State.
While Barrister Taiwo Shote (a.k.a PEPE) was returned unopposed as the National Ex-Officio representing Ogun State at the National Executive Committee (NEC), Barrister Monsuru Ola Kukoyi (a.k.a Kosigiri) was elected as the Zonal Legal Adviser.
Also, Mr. Ogunse Omotoyosi was elected as the Zonal Treasurer and Mr. Olugbenga Idowu as Zonal Ex-Officio.
With this development, Kashamu’s associates have shown their unwavering commitment to preserving the legacy of uncommon philanthropist and political strategist.
Since Kashamu died on the 7th of August, 2020, efforts have been made by political gladiators within the PDP and beyond to reduce his political influence by poaching on his associates.
While some have fallen for the bait they were offered, others have stood their grounds, saying they would remain in PDP which, they say, their late leader loved with a passion and gave his all to build for over a decade.
Sources say they are also full of praises for the leader of the party in the South West zone and Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde, the Chairman of the National Reconciliation and Strategy Committee, Dr. Bukola Saraki and the Chairman of the South West PDP Reconciliation Committee, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, for the uncommon leadership skills that they displayed at critical points.