The Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Buruji Kashamu has been suspended by the National Caretaker Committee (NCC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

This was announced in a statement via the party’s official twitter account.

The reason for his suspension was not stated as at the time of this report.

Kashamu’s suspension will last for a duration of one month.

The statement read “The National Caretaker Committee (NCC) of our great Party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended Senator Buruji Kashamu for a period of one month.”

The senator has been having a running battle with the leadership of the party over the running of the party's affairs in the South-West.

Kashamu is a strong loyalist of the former Chairman of the party, Ali Modu Sheriff.

The NCC had in September referred Kashamu to the party’s disciplinary committee.

The Senator then took the party to court to stop it from taking any disciplinary action against him..

But a Federal High Court on Wednesday  struck out the suit  

Delivering judgment, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba struck out the suit after upholding PDP’s preliminary objection challenging its competence and validity.

The court rejected Kashamu’s contention that his referral by the PDP to the Chief Tom Ikimi-led Disciplinary Committee of the party, among other disciplinary actions already and being planned to be taken against him, violated the orders made by the court on August 10 and September 10, 2017 in a pending suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/732/2017.

Justice Dimgba held that the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/732/2017 being an ongoing one, Kashamu’s suit founded on it was hasty and premature.

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