Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday night expressed sadness at the death of the ex-senator from Ogun East, Buruji Kashamu.
He, however, said the lesson to learn from the ex-federal lawmaker’s demise was that nobody can maneuver death.
Kashamu died from COVID-19 complications at the First Cardiology Consultant in Ikoyi, Lagos, Saturday.
The ex-president added that although Kashamu, in his lifetime used the maneuver of law and politics to escape from facing justice for an alleged criminal offence, he was not able to do the same to stop the cold hands of death.
In the condolence message signed by his spokesman, Kehinde Akinyemi, and sent to Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, over Kashamu’s death, Obasanjo said: “Kashamu’s death was ‘sad’, his life and history left lessons for those of us all on this side of the veil.
“Senator Buruji Kashamu in his lifetime used the maneuver of law and politics to escape from facing justice on an alleged criminal offence in Nigeria and outside Nigeria.
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“But no legal, political, cultural, social, or even medical maneuver could stop the cold hand of death when the Creator of all of us decides that the time is up.
“May Allah forgive his sin and accept his soul into Aljanah, and may God grant his family and friends fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”