Southwest Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) youth leaders have vowed to resist what they described as a campaign of calmuny against Senator Buruji Kashamu, who represents Ogun East District in the Senate.
They decried the alleged witch– hunting of the senator by some political detractors, who are pushing for his extradition to the United States over alleged drug related offences without following international set practices.
They called on the Federal Government to discourage its agencies from collaborating with the mischief makers.
In their view, the previous investigations by agencies of government and court pronouncements since 2003 had exonerated Kashamu of the allegations against him.
In a statement in Lagos, the youth leaders urged the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to insist on the due process, instead of the media trial.
According to them, “if any of this faceless political bigots and their cohorts within the system feel very strongly about extraditing Senator Kashamu, they should understand that there are international set practices and standards for filing such; except those standards are met, government should discourage its agencies from collaborating with this mischief makers’’.
The statement was signed by Yinka Sotade (Lagos), Bamidele Seyi (Osun), Segun Aboko (Ekiti), Hon. Femi Alao (Ogun), Obafemi Olajide (Ondo) and Hon. Idowu Taiwo (Oyo).