Senator Buruji Kashamu has described the allegation leveled against him by former Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun state, Chief Bayo Dayo as mere hogwash.
Bayo Dayo in an advertorial in a National newspaper accused Senator Kashamu of receiving hundreds millions of naira on behalf of party members from different quarters which he (Kashamu) never disclosed.
But Kashamu in a press release on Sunday said Bayo Dayo’s failure to substantiate his claim on the allegations renders his claim invalid.
“On the issue of N100 million, Chief Dayo told Arabambi and others that he was offered N100million to sell the party structure to the Adebutus and that Hon. Ladi Adebutu brought N20 million upfront payment to him. But, he (Chief Dayo) asked Hon. Adebutu to keep it until he delivers on the deal they had struck.
“Chief Dayo said I had received hundreds of millions of naira on behalf of party members from different quarters which I never disclosed to him. This is a mere hogwash. He could not tell how much was received from who, where and when? No substance!”
Kashamu equally refuted a statement credited to Engr. Dayo that he opposed to reconcile with Ladi Adebutu faction of the party.
He stressed that, he never opposed to any reconciliatory move by the party, saying he cannot operate in isolation.
He maintained that, when the acting party Chairman in the state, Hon. Samson Bamgbose and some leaders of the party informed him about the need to reconcile both warring factions, he told them to ensure all stakeholders were involved in the process after the congresses.
The Senator who represented Ogun East Senatorial district in the last National Assembly further explained that, he viewed the reconciliation move as imperative but with a condition that Ladi Adebutu publicly repudiate the three-year agreement he had with the Allied Peoples Movement (APM).
He added that, instead for Bayo Dayo to embrace openness and transparency, he chose to sidestep everyone and went behind to betray the party structure and purportedly sold it.
“On reconciliation, I have never opposed any reconciliatory move because I know a tree does not make a forest. But, having shown his hands, Dayo cannot preside over any reconciliatory move. He cannot even be part of it because he does not have the integrity to do so. Rather, it should be championed by those who have the trust and confidence of the two main tendencies. The National leadership of the party is in a better position to call everyone, hear from them and resolve the issues in order for the PDP to move forward in Ogun State.
“As a matter of fact, when Chief Dayo, Chief R.A Adenaike (a.k.a Baba Oloolu), Dr. Remilekun Bakare, Chief Kola Sorinola and the Acting PDP Chairman in Ogun State, Hon. Samson Bamgbose (a.k.a Imisi) came to meet me about the need for reconciliation, I told them that it was a good idea so long as they carry key stakeholders along after the congresses. I also told them that it was imperative for the other people to publicly repudiate the three-year agreement that they had with the Allied Peoples Movement (APM).
“But, Dayo chose to sidestep everyone and went behind to betray structure and purportedly sold it. This is nothing but a scam! There was no genuine reconciliation in his moves. Reconciliation is a process. Parties have to meet, discuss and agree on the modalities and terms of settlement. There was no way he would think that just because he was the State Chairman, he could decide for all the leaders, elders and stakeholders.”
The lotto merchant, therefore, described Engr. Bayo Dayo as a bad leader and greedy politician without conscience, vowing to challenge the illegality and injustice within the ambits of the law and other internal mechanisms of the party.