By; NIYI OGUNGBOLA, Abeokuta
The controversial politician, Senator Kashamu Buruji has passed away on Saturday afternoon.
Senator Kashamu, who represented Ogun East Senatorial districts between year 2015 to 2019 was reportedly died of complications arising from the COVID-19 pandemic barely a week after he was admitted at the First Cardiology Hospital, Lagos where he had been receiving treatment.
The late billionaire businessman cum politician, was reportedly tested positive for the deadly pandemic about three weeks ago but later confirmed to be negative by doctors at the Lagos isolation centre.
New Nigerian learnt that, he was thereafter moved to the First Cardiology hospital when his condition deteriorated.
The controversial Ogun Senator, who solely dictated directions for the entire State Executive Committee (SEC) of the state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for several years, was found to have been nursing some underlying chronic conditions which included diabetes, heart and lung diseases and high blood pressure that were fast weakening his immune system.
The discovery allegedly affected his body’s ability to respond as quickly to treatment at the isolation centre; hence, the need for advanced treatment at a higher hospital.
The sad news however, filtered the towns Saturday afternoon that the controversial politician gave up at the Lagos hospital where he had been receiving treatment almost after two weeks of diagnosis.
Though there had not been any official statement from either his political party; the PDP or the state government but one of his immediate family Mr Gbenga OKUNEYE confirmed his death when NN State Correspondent spoke with him on phone.
Also source closed to his hospitality business in Lagos as well as his Ijebu – Igbo country home confided in New Nigerian correspondent that scores of sympathizers were already thronging his mini estate in Ijebu to commiserate with the family.
Several beneficiaries of the late Phlantorophist and the founder of Omo – Ilu Foundation also allegedly seen wailing at his Ijebu – Igbo country home, mourning whom many of them referred to as “alaanu mekunnu”, masses benefactor