Former Senator Buruji Kashamu is dead. He was aged 62.
His death, according to a tweet by his fomer colleague, Senator Ben Bruce, was due to COVID-19 complications
According to Bruce, “I have just lost my good friend to #COVID19. Until his death, Sen. Buruji Kashamu and I were inseparable. He died today at First Cardiology Consultants, in Lagos. May his gentle soul rest in peace. I pray his family and loved ones the fortitude to bear this heavy loss.”
The former lawmaker was reportedly moved to First Cardiology hospital after his health condition worsened following his bout with COVID-19.
A graduate of the University of Lagos, Kashamu represented Ogun East Senatorial district in the 8th National Assembly.
He was the governorship candidate of the PDP in Ogun State in the 2019 general elections.