Photos: JONATHAN/SAMBO PDP 2015 CAMPAIGN BRANDED RICE DISTRIBUTION WAREHOUSE, A Wanted drug trafficking kingpin, Kashamu Buruji shipped this thousands of of bags of rice inscribed with President Goodluck Jonathan’s picture and placed them in a warehouse in Ogun state ready to be deployed to lure hungry residents to vote for the president on February 14. Mr. Kasahmu who is also the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial candidate for Ogun East senatorial district remains on the wanted list of the US after a US district court judge threw ought his objections against request for extradition rendered by US prosecutors on drug trafficking charges on US soil.
Kasahmu, however, remains on a United States wanted list after a US district court judge threw out his objections to a US prosecutors’ extradition request over drug trafficking charges on US soil. Meanwhile, the Ogun State chapter of the APC reportedly arrested five councillors over plots to defect from the ruling party to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. The stratagem of presenting bags of rice to hungry residents to lure them to vote might not be unconnected with the stomach infrastructure popularised by the Ekiti state governor, Peter Ayodele Fayose, a development that was recently replicated by former Lagos state governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who reportedly gave out bags of rice, salt, vegetable oil, T-shirts and cash to many residents of the state.