In his lifetime, many people used to notice Susan, the pretty wife of late Senator Buruji Kashamu with him at parties. She was usually a permanent fixture around him whenever he stepped out to events. Late Senator Buruji Kashamu was madly in love with his beautiful wife. She too loved Buruji to smithereens. She was fond of him. Buruji liked her beauty and good behaviour.
Buruji Kashamu is the late Ijebu Igbo billionaire, who served as a Senator representing Ogun East in the 8th National Assembly. Ogun East covers 11 local government areas: Ijebu North East, Ijebu North, Ijebu-Ode, Ijebu-East, Ikenne, Odogbolu, Remo North, Sagamu, and Ogun Waterside. He was also the Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on States and Local Government, a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in Ogun State, and was also appointed as the Chairman Organization and Mobilization Committee of the PDP in the southwest zone of Nigeria. He was the 2019 Ogun State gubernatorial election candidate of the People’s Democratic before he died on the 8th of August 2020, an incident that threw the whole town of Ijebu Igbo into mourning on that fateful day. He was buried on the following day.
Obviously, Susan, an epitome of beauty, was her late husband, Senator Buruji Kashamu’s favorite. They shared a bond that many people were unable to unravel. She is a woman you could say, even after her husband’s death, loved and cherished him with passion. She took part in many of her husband’s political campaigns. Recall that she led groups of women to different communities in Ogun State. She led the team through the neighborhoods and markets; interacted with the youths, men and women, and distributed various souvenirs and campaign materials such as umbrella, clothing materials, plastics and exercise books, campaigning for her husband during the 2019 Ogun State gubernatorial election when he bidded for Ogun State gubernatorial seat. This and many more she did with her late husband that proved her worthiness to be called a virtuous woman.
At the 8-day fidau prayer for Senator Buruji Kashamu, held on Sunday, 16th August 2020; an event that was strictly for family members and a few invited guests – in line with the regulations of the Ogun State Government and Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Susan revealed who late Senator Buruji Kashamu was to her and the entire family; how he always supported them in all ramifications, and the many things she’s going to miss about him. In her words”I want to appreciate everyone for coming to help us pay our last respect to my lovely husband. I have few words to say about my husband, though I’m actually lost for words, but just a few phrases to describe who my husband is to me. My Joy, my husband, my father, my adviser, my protector, my guardian Angel. He was my Account re-filler, my ATM, my gist lover, my history teller, my counselor. Orisa mi, My Personal Shopper, my confidence booster, my personal stylist, my boss, my client, my business partner, my business consultant, my one-man battalion. You are the life of every party. You made statements with every entrance. God knew exactly what he was doing when he led me to you. I love you; I adore you. I will miss you. Please continue to watch over all the things you left behind. I have so many questions but no one to give me answers. May the almighty God forgive all your shortcomings and grant you eternal rest in peace”.
She also shared in her tribute. How she never thought Senator Buruji Kashamu was not going to make it back home, “My darling, this is unbelievable. You were so strong and could wrestle your way out of everything, that I thought you would live to be 100 years. To me, you were larger than life and this wasn’t what I expected. We agreed to walk home together from the hospital but God knows best. You were a doting father to the children and your baby will never get to know how much you loved her. You were going to give her the world and everything she ever wanted. How will I explain this to her? When she’s singing her “Baba Kashamu” song, will you still dance, in al-Jannah? You fought me over everything but I’ll still apologize because I knew you just wanted to be right. I will forever miss you my darling. Our lives will never be the same without you. I will forever love you my darling.”
– SUNDAY ADIGUN