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Monday, 28 November 2016
Why PDP failed – Kashamu reveals
Senator Buruji Kashamu has revealed why the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) failed in the just concluded governorship election in Ondo state.
This is coming on the heels of the emergence of the APC candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu as Governor elect of Ondo state.
According to Punch, Kashamu blamed Governor Olusegun Mimiko for the woes of the party in the November 26, 2016 election.
He said “We told Governor Mimiko that after eight years in office, the good people of Ondo State would resist the injustice of producing a successor from the same senatorial district where he hails from.
“It is not that Jegede is not a good material. He is urbane, intelligent and smart. He would have probably won had he come from any other senatorial zone than Mimiko’s.
“We told Mimiko that the people would not take anything that would look like a third term for him and his senatorial district. He would not listen.
“ Mimiko turned deaf ears to wise counsel, just like he turned his back on all those who helped him to power.
“Despite being the Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, Mimiko turned himself into Fayose’s puppet, allowing Fayose to lead him by the nose.”