Buruji Kashamu, the Senator representing Ogun East at the National Assembly, has blamed Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State for the defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State.
Kashamu, who is a member of the PDP, said he saw the party’s defeat in Ekiti coming, because the “good people of Ekiti wanted to do away with anything Fayose.”
The lawmaker, who was speaking with newsmen over the weekend, said the defeat was inevitable, considering how a former interim Caretaker Chairman of the PDP, Ahmed Makarfi, encouraged Fayose to drive away other party stakeholders in the South-West.
“The good people of Ekiti State wanted to do away with anything Fayose and that was what happened; that was why he lost even in his own local government.
“It is not that the people do not like the PDP. They still like the PDP but they detest Fayose and his antics.
“He is cancerous to the PDP and since the leadership of the party could not deal with him, the good people of Ekiti State simply helped us to remove him.
“All the political tokenism of frying garri, jumping on okada and going to eat at bukas are not what would impact on the life of the average Ekiti man or woman. To what extent has he gone to make life better for the average Ekiti man or woman? Has he provided a conducive environment for them to realise their full potential? The people saw through his deceit and rejected him,” Kashamu said.