Two Lagos pressure groups, Lagos State Non-Indigenes Coalition (LSNIC) and Coalition of Lagos Students for Good Governance (COLSGG), have condemned the recent media attacks on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Lawmaker representing Ogun East at the red chamber, Buruji Kashamu,describing it as a mere smear campaign aimed at pulling the lawmaker down.
A release jointly signed on behalf of the groups by Awoseni Sunday, and Aderemi Adeniji in Badagry, Lagos State,Tuesday, said it was unfortunate that since Kashamu won the seat in 2015; those who believed it was their birthright to rule over the people of the area have stopped at nothing in a bid to truncate his electoral victory.
“For the first time in the political history of Ogun East, the people refused to be bought, they refused to be intimidated and refused to be hoodwinked with the cheap blackmails of the naysayers.
“We are not in doubt that Senator Kashamu would turn things around in Ogun State and the entire Southwest , going by the way he has started and the people are saying no to those who had misrepresented them in the past.
“We condemn in its totality the continued intimidation and character assassination of Senator Kashamu since he became a lawmaker, they want to pull him down at all costs and the people of Southwest will stoutly oppose this,” the groups said.