PDP Youth Demonstrate in Support of Buriji Kashamu
The Youth wing of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State yesterday protested against what they described as “provocative embarassment” of Senator-elect, Prince Buriji Kashamu by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
NDLEA Officials laid seige on the Lagos residence of Kashamu, Senator-elect for Ogun East Senatorial District last Saturday in an attempt to arrest him with the aim of extradicting him to United States of America to answer questions bordering on drug related offenses.
The placard carrying youth, in hired buses arrived the NDLEA G.R.A, Abeokuta office at 1.15 am and immediately started singing solidarity songs in support of Kashamu. As soon as they arrived the scene, the NDLEA officials hurriedly locked the main entrance to the office so they could not gain entrance.
Some of the placards read, “Nigerians are not slaves to America”, “NDLEA allow justice to reign”, “NDLEA is oppressive” and “NDLEA obey the rule of law”.
Their spokesman, Mr. Oriyomi Daniel in his speech stated that they were in support of Kashamu because he had impacted the lives of so many youths.
His words, “We are here to declare our solidarity to Kashamu who has impacted on the lives of many Nigerian youths”.
Daniel who insisted that they were not sponsored by anyone argued that the NDLEA’s seige on Kashamu’s residence was illegal since the case was still in court.
“He has transformed lives and given hope to the hopeless. That is why we are here to defend him”, Daniel affirmed.
“Kashamu has given smiles to people who are crying and also taken away tears from faces of people crying”, Daniel who is the PDP Youth leader added.
A Lagos High court ruling on Tuesday on an Application filed by Kashamu against his extradiction ordered the NDLEA to vacate his residence. The NDLEA has said that they would obey the ruling.