Senator Buruji Kashamu has taken aim at Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose’s campaign for Presidency in 2019, saying no ‘reasonable person’ would back Fayose in 2019.
Kashamu, who represents Ogun East in the Senate, described Fayose as cantankerous and inordinately ambitious.
Fayose had sometime ago declared his intention to contest the office of the President in 2019 but it is believed that a visit by a former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, who had for long nursed the ambition of becoming the President, changed his mind.
Reports have it that Atiku might have struck a deal with Fayose and persuaded him to be his running mate for the 2019 presidential poll.
Kashamu, according to a statement on Tuesday, berated Fayose for positioning himself as a vice-presidential candidate.
He said, “He is going nowhere. In fact, no reasonable presidential candidate will pick a cantankerous and inordinately ambitious person as his running mate.
“Any presidential candidate who picks Fayose as his running mate endangers his life should he win. Since he fraudulently took control of the party structure in the South-West, what has he been able to do with it? Nothing!
“He is fighting the political battle of his life to install another of his stooge as his successor, in the face of stiff opposition from within.
“In a couple of months, the forthcoming Ekiti governorship election would put a lie to his claim of invincibility and uncultured disturbance of our political space.”
But Fayose through his Special Assistant on New Media and Public Communications, Lere Olayinka, said he would not take issue with Kashamu.
“He is free to run his mouth, we won’t take issue with him,” he said.
Kashamu also said President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election was in the hand of no one but the electorate.
He said those who called on the President not to seek re-election were merely exercising their freedom of expression.
According to him, Buhari has done enough to earn himself a second term in office.