PDP Senator BURUJI KASHAMU has explained why the PDP lost the Saturday’s Ondo State governorship election to the APC.
The senator also criticised the Senator AHMED MAKARFI-led National Caretaker Committee of the party over the statement credited to its spokesman, Prince DAYO ADEYEYE, where he threatened to sanction those in the camp of Senator ALI MODU SHERIFF.
KASHAMU, in a statement he personally signed said that no one should mistake the pronouncements of the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court over the Ondo State PDP governorship ticket as their judgments on the party’s national leadership crisis.
He said the refusal of the Governor of Ondo State, Dr. OLUSEGUN MIMIKO, to listen to advice on where his successor should come from worked against him and the PDP during the election.
KASHAMU who is a member of the ALI MODU SHERIFF faction said and I quote, “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, end of quote.
On the claim by the spokesman for the National Caretaker Committee of the PDP, Prince DAYO ADEYEYE, that the party would impose severe sanction on SHERIFF and members of his faction, KASHAMU said such action would fail.