Why PDP lost in Ondo Governorship Election
An expelled member of Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Buruji Kashamu, said the party’s candidate Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) lost in the just concluded Ondo State Governorship Election because he’s from the same Senatorial District as the outgoing Governor Olusegun Mimiko.
Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, was declared winner on Sunday, November 27 2016, after polling 244, 842 votes to beat his closest challenger, Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party who polled 150, 380 votes.
“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.
Kashamu also berated the Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the party over the statement credited to its spokesman, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, that those in the camp of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff would be sanctioned.
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 judgement on the party’s national leadership crisis.