Senator Buruji Kashamu has revealed that the refusal of Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State, to listen to advice on where his successor should come from worked against him and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), during last Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
Kashamu who revealed this in a statement, added that rather than listen to wise counsel, Mimiko turned himself into Fayose’s puppet and allowed the Ekiti State Governor to lead him by the nose.
According to him, “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,” said Kashamu.