The Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Buruji Kashamu, has faulted his suspension by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In a statement he personally signed, the lawmaker described the decision of the party’s National Working Committee to suspend him as “lawless and undemocratic.”
“It is clear from the ill-advised decision that the Prince Uche Secondus-led National Working Committee is lawless and undemocratic,” he said.
Kashamu’s criticism comes seven months after the opposition party suspended the senator for one month over an alleged anti-part behaviour.
In December 2017, PDP’s NWC also queried Senator Kashamu for his alleged involvement in some issues in the Ogun State chapter of the party.
The party has also been referred Kashamu to its National Disciplinary Committee of the party for further action.
But the senator criticized the opposition party for not following due process as enshrined in its constitution.
“No due process was followed as enshrined in the constitution of the party. Since the initial 30-day suspension lapsed on the 9th of January, 2018, they do not have any right to take any disciplinary action against me,” he added.
To the lawmaker, his reported suspension goes contrary to Article 57 (6) of the PDP Constitution that says, “Any decision taken against a member who has not been informed of the charges against him or has not been given any opportunity of defending himself shall be null and void.”
This is even as argued that the matter is still pending before a court of competent jurisdiction.