|Obasanjo and Kashamu|
Mr. Kashamu has said the 2009 indictment is a case of mistaken identity and refers to his deceased brother as the culprit.
While the threat to leave PDP may not be as important to the party, the allegation that the US has requested an extradition of Mr. Buruji is a different story. We want to know the validity of the allegation made by OBJ. It is as easy as picking up the phone and contact the US Embassy in Nigeria or US Department of Justice.
It is interesting to know that the same Mr. Buruji was OBJ's right hand man in the good old days during his presidency. Mr. Buruji worked for OBJ as his 'hatchet-man' in the local politics between 1999-2007 while the later occupied Nigeria highest office. OBJ used this man and discarded him. It is noteworthy also that all the allegations of drug trafficking and extradition happened when OBJ was the president and he, Mr. Kashamu was his right-hand man in South-west politics. How Mr. Kashamu escaped prosecution from the UK and US during those periods need to be investigated.
Although, Mr. Kashamu has vehemently denied these allegations, we want PDP and President Jonathan to look into these new allegations by OBJ for their validity. If there is any shred of truth, Mr. Buruji must vacate his office in PDP and take time off to clear these allegations.
Center for Modern Nigeria will continue to monitor the development of this case as we move forward.