Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta
A member representing Ikenne/Sagamu/Remo North constituency in the House of Representatives, Oladipupo Adebutu, had accused Senator representing Ogun East in the red chamber, Buruji Kashamu, having attacked him with about 50 thugs in Port Harcourt during the aborted Peoples Democratic Party convention.
The incident he alleged happened on Friday, August 16, a day before the aborted convention at the Presidential Hotel in Port Harcourt.
He made this allegation on Sunday in Abeokuta while addressing journalists on the crisis rocking the PDP, both in Ogun State and the national level.
“Senator Buruji Kashamu came to the Presidential Hotel, he was advancing towards the car park area, and coming towards my direction with about 50 thugs.
“When I saw him, I sensed danger, and I had to quickly run into the reception and cried out that Sheriff and Kashamu want to kill me. Then the Makarfi’s loyalists quickly came to my rescue.”
But in a swift reaction, Kashamu has said there was no iota of truth in the whole allegation, describing it as baseless and unfounded.
In a statement signed by his media aide, Austin Oniyokor, it stated, “We wish to state that nothing could be farther from the truth. There was no contact whatsoever between Senator Kashamu and Hon. Adebutu. The senator does not move with thugs and could not have done so in the company of respectable Board of Trustees members whom he rode with to the Presidential Hotel in Port Harcourt where he saw Adebutu.
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