The Ogun Youth Consultative Vanguard has warned the ruling All Progressives Congress against welcoming into its fold the Peoples Democratic Party senator, Buruji Kashamu, representing the Ogun East Senatorial District.
The youth claimed to have got wind of a move by Kashamu to defect to the APC, following his expulsion from the PDP.
They claimed that the move was so that the ruling APC would shield the senator from being extradited to the United States of America where he is said to be wanted for alleged drug-related offences.
But Kashamu’s media aide, Austin Oniyokor, refuted the claim that his principal had any plan to defect from the PDP.
Oniyokor, who said Kashamu remained a chieftain of the PDP, challenged the OGYV to come up with concrete evidence to back their claim that Kashamu was nursing any defection plan.
However, in a statement jointly signed by its Chairman, Adesina Ezekiel, and Secretary, Johnson Adetoun, the OGYV said it had it on good authority that Kashamu had intensified his moves to leave the PDP for the APC.
“In achieving his desperate objective, he (Kashamu) has already secured the assistance of a governorship aspirant of the ruling APC in Ogun State, who is also his very close ally, to help him to reach out to the powers that be in the Presidency in Abuja, to apprise them of his desire to move over to the ruling party and convince them to facilitate his defection.
“Also, we have it on good authority that the recent show of force by Kashamu in Ogun State was actually organised by the APC governorship aspirant and some party chieftains to convince the party (APC) leadership in Abuja and the Federal Government that Kashamu is still very relevant in Ogun State politics and that he controls a large number of the electorate.
“These are all part of the deceit and mischief by Kashamu to infiltrate Aso Rock and the national leadership of the APC to facilitate his defection,” the OGYV said.