- Ogun state senator, Buruji Kashamu has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost the Ondo state governorship election because the outgoing governor, Olusegun Mimiko, “refused” to heed to advice
- He said the party lost due to the fact that the outgoing governor didn't pick a prospective successor from his senatorial zone
Senator Buruji Kashamu has explained why his political party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost the Ondo State governorship election to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Kashamu said that the PDP lost the election because the outgoing governor, Olusegun Mimiko, “refused” to heed to advice by fielding a prospective successor from his senatorial zone.
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The Ogun state senator in a statement on Sunday, November 27, explained that Mimiko was advised that Ondo voters would resist the “injustice” of producing a successor from the same senatorial district where he hails.
“It is not that Mr Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, 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.
“In a political party, like every other setting, people are bound to have disagreements and protect their interests. Senator Makarfi should not let governors Mimiko and Fayose to mislead him any further. The mess that they have put the party is already more than enough,” he said.
Meanwhile PDP has officially rejected the results of the Ondo state governorship election held on Saturday, November 26.
The PDP’s spokesperson Prince Dayo Adeyeye, on Monday, November 28 said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) helped the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig the Ondo election.
Oluwarotimi Akeredolu was declared winner of the election by INEC on Sunday, November 27.
He polled 244,842 votes against Eyitayo Jegede, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 150,380 votes. Olusola Oke, the candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) who reportedly enjoyed the support of Tinubu came third in the exercise.