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Kashamu: Fayose’s arrogance caused PDP’s defeat in Ekiti



Kashamu: Fayose’s arrogance caused PDP’s defeat in Ekiti

A Senator representing Ogun East senatorial district at the National Assembly, Senator Buruji Kashamu, has blamed the defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded governorship election in Ekiti State on what he termed the arrogance of the state governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose. Kashamu, who spoke with newsmen at the weekend, described the party’s loss as “an evil foretold.”

He said: “I saw it coming. I was not the least surprised at the outcome. How would the PDP have won when the former interim Caretaker Chairman of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi allowed Governor Ayo Fayose to drive away other stakeholders in the party in Ekiti State and the whole of the South West? After driving away all the bigwigs and stakeholders in Ekiti State, they could not but work against the party.

“Makarfi and others encouraged him to perpetrate all manner of illegalities, and the Prince Uche Secondus- led NWC inherited him and never really did anything to rein him in. They were sold the lies that he could do it all alone.” According to the lawmaker, the election was a referendum on Fayose, not the PDP. “The good people of Ekiti State wanted to do away with anything Fayose and that was what happened.

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