A former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Sunday criticised former president Olusegun Obasanjo over his comment on the late Buruji Kashamu.
Kashamu, a former senator from the Ogun East constituency, died at the First Cardiology Consultants, Lagos, on Saturday.
In his condolence message to the Ogun State government on Saturday, the ex-president said while Kashamu’s death was sad, his life and history left lessons for those still living.
He said: “Senator Buruji Kashamu in his lifetime used the maneuver of law and politics to escape from facing justice on alleged criminal offences in Nigeria and outside Nigeria.”
However, in his reaction to the statement credited to the ex-president, Fayose said the comment was regrettable.
He said: “I also condemn the statement made by former President Obasanjo on his (Kashamu) death.
“It was regrettable that Obasanjo could say what he said about Buruji Kashamu after his death and when he can no longer question him. Why didn’t he say that when Kashamu was alive?