Bola Ahmed Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has condoled with the family of Late Buruji Kashamu, former Ogun East senator, who died of complication from coronavirus on Saturday and buried on Sunday.
Tinubu, in a statement on Sunday, described Kashamu as a good party man, philanthropist and an astute businessman, adding that the passing of the deceased senator is a big loss to the larger political family in Nigeria.
He said Kashamu’s sudden death has demonstrated the transience of human life.
“He fought for his convictions, for the people of Ogun State and for his country,” said the former Lagos State governor.
“Senator Kashamu was also a good party man. He was unwavering in his support for his party, PDP, through all the twists and turns of his political life. His passing is a big loss to the larger political family in Nigeria.
“He worked assiduously to advance the political and economic fortunes of his state. Kashamu represented, with merit, Ogun East in the 8th National Assembly and worked well for his constituents. He was a kind and generous man, a philanthropist in his own right and an astute businessman.
“I admire his political doggedness and sagacity, and his steadfastness in pursuing whatever he believes in, though we were never in the same political party.
“Again, Kashamu’s sudden death has demonstrated the transience of human life and rekindles the fact that death is inevitable for every mortal.
Former president Olusegun Obasanjo had, in a rather controversial manner, said the deceased senator was able to escape justice using the maneuver of law and politics but could not do same with death.
But Tinubu rather called for kindness to the dead. “It behooves on us to be kind to the dead,” he said.
He further asked Nigerians to continue to take protective measures as the economy reopens and as they return to “a new normal in our lifestyles”.
“I mourn with his family, particularly his wives, children and grandchildren. May Almighty Allah lay His hands of protection on them at this moment,” he noted.
The APC national leader also offered his condolences to Dapo Abiodun, Ogun State Governor, and the people of the state.