Ogun 2019:PDP governorship candidate, Senator Kashamu Promises to tackle poverty, says “i am not in the race to loot
London, Jan. 8, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ogun State, Senator Kashamu Buruji on Tuesday said if elected as governor in March, he will eradicate poverty, through people oriented programmes and industrialization.
Speaking on a Fresh FM 105.9 programme, Senator Buruji said, as a philanthropist who had touched many through his foundation, Omo-Ilu, he would chase out poverty in the state.
“I am a business man. I have factories in Nigeria and Cotonou. I have shares in companies in Nigeria and West Africa region.
“I am a philanthropist. I have touched the lives of thousands of people through my Foundation (Omoilu Foundation) and that is why they named me “Alannu Mekunnu”, he said.
On the issue of fairness to the Yewa/Aworis who have never produced the governor of Ogun State, Kashamu said, “I supported the Yewa-for- Governor agenda twice – in 2011 and 2015. But, we didn’t win. His Excellency, Otunba Gbenga Daniel from Remo ruled for 8 years. Meanwhile, the Ijebus have been out of the Governorship for 35 years. So, it is not out of place that I am in the race. We are all equal stakeholders”.
Speaking further, Buruji said, he would perform wonders if elected governor of Ogun State. “I am not in the race to loot the treasury. My administration will tackle poverty, I will chase hunger away in Ogun State”, he said.
On the conduct of the election, the governorship hopeful said, “those in charge of INEC are human beings, so they might not be perfect but I am optimistic that they will conduct credible elections in 2019”.