The Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Buruji Kashamu, on Sunday, refuted reports which claimed that he planned to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Kashamu was rumoured to have had plans to defect to the ruling party because of his support for the APC led administrations anti-corruption war.
In addition, he recently called on Nigerians to be patient with President Muhammadu Buhari.
However, in a statement which he personally signed, Kashamu said he was not supporting the war because he planned to defect to the APC, but because it is expected that a well-meaning politician supports good initiatives and criticise the bad ones.
The statement read, “Corruption by whatever colouration is bad and inimical to our growth as a nation.
“Successive governments had made feeble and largely showmanship attempts to contain corruption with little or no results and without a sustainable plan of action.
“Let me make it abundantly clear that I am not in any way romancing the APC. If truly politics is about the people and a contest of ideas, I cannot understand why any politician that is worth the name would see an idea that will benefit the people and not support it, irrespective of political leanings. I will support good initiatives, just as I will criticise bad ones.
‘’We must realize that the elections and campaigns are over. Whether we were elected on the platform of the PDP or APC, our people trusted us with their mandate because they know that we would represent them well and fight their course. It is a sacred responsibility that we must not betray.”