Barely twenty-four hours after the death of Senator Buruji Kashamu who according to reports sides of COVID-19 complications, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has slammed the deceased for allegedly using his influence to avoid trial despite corruption allegation against him.
In his condolence letter to the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, Obasanjo alleged that Buruji Kashamu used the “manoeuvre of law and politics to escape facing trial on alleged criminal office in Nigeria and outside Nigeria.”
In a subtle and less offensive manner, the former head of state lampooned the former Senator who was alleged to be involved in drugs trafficking, by saying no political, cultural or medical manoeuvre could stop the cold hands of death from grabbing him.
However, he prayed that his soul rests in peace in his closing remarks!
See the full letter here👇
Obasanjo’s letter as expected triggered reactions on social media 👇
Nigerian politicians forget that death is inevitable and could visit those you least expect anytime. I like fact that Obasanjo refused to be emotionally blackmailed into feeling pity for the dead. That said, OBJ will die someday too and his own books will be opened.
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) August 9, 2020
Obasanjo is not calling himself saint either… he's only remembering evil doers to remember they can escape the judgement of death in which himself is not excluded.
You can't say because you've once done evil you shouldn't condemn evil when you see people doing it
— Folarin Ademola (@Folarin_Ademola) August 8, 2020
There is a time that one should sheath his/her sword no matter what is the level of animosity. That Obasanjo's condolence letter to the family of @BurujiKashamu is a low even for Obasanjo's low standard.
— Dr. Ben Gbenro (@bengbenro) August 9, 2020
President Olusegun Obasanjo. So blunt for his era, age, status & ethnicity. Hate him, love him, he remains Olusegun Obasanjo. He says it as he sees it! He also remains the president that paid off our foreign debt in totality & gave us a new beginning. History will be kind to him.
— Olaudah Equiano® (@RealOlaudah) August 9, 2020
What Chief Olusegun Obasanjo said about Buruji Kashamu is absolutely the truth and it's same for most corrupt Nigerian politicians.
Many of them used and maneuver of law and politics to escape from facing justice on alleged criminal offences, but they would not escape death.
— Tosin Olugbenga (@TosinOlugbenga) August 9, 2020
Even when his foes die, it appears Obasanjo doesn’t forgive.
— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) August 9, 2020