Earlier today, the news broke that the National and State Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun state, has nullified the election of Senator Buruji Kasahamu, who represented Ogun East senatorial district.
Kashamu is a controversial politician who has always triggered mixed reactions and feelings, when his name appeared in headlines of national dailies.
Nigerians took to social media to discuss the breaking news and express their opinion on the matter. They also recalled that the National Association of Nigerian Students (NASS) has recently named Kashamu as the ‘Golden Man of the Year’. See tweets below
It’s one-up for d judiciary. I hope ppl will praise d judiciary when they get it right too. It’s not always bad with them. #Buruji Kashamu
— Adefolarin Sode (@flosode) October 9, 2015
So long as Obasanjo is still pulling some strings, Buruji Kashamu is not a free man. — Dipo Awojide (@OgbeniDipo) October 9, 2015
Interesting to note that Buruji Kashamu may end up in a US jail while Diezani Madueke ends up in a UK jail. At least, better than 9ja jails.
— Dipo Awojide (@OgbeniDipo) October 9, 2015
Maybe Buruji Kashamu can now represent the NANS Senatorial district at the Red Chamber of the National Assembly….. — Mr Kermit (@O_ssai) October 9, 2015
Enough of Buruji Kashamu, he’s gotten one of his many comeuppances, the rest will soon follow. Let’s move to the nominees again.
— Jeff Okoroafor (@JeffOkoroafor) October 9, 2015
And to NANS who gave Buruji Kashamu an award of excellence, I say the shame is on you. — Mr Abiodun (@Superziz100) October 9, 2015
If NANS really wanted to honour Buruji Kashamu, it should be for his election: elected & unelected same year. That deserves some award. Lol
— Osita Odafi (@ThisIsOsita) October 9, 2015
Wailing wailers be like “Buruji Kashamu was witch hunted out of the National Assembly”
— Onyema Donald (@OnyemaDonald) October 9, 2015
No matter how long,justice will always prevail and so,d NANS’ man of d year award winner, Buruji Kashamu has lost his seat at d Senate.
— akinyemi ayodele (@gbamu2003) October 9, 2015
— Odeleke (@OdelekeSA) October 9, 2015