Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-rufai has parted lips on his party’s loss in the just concluded Edo state Elections.
The fiery governor disclosed that he was optimistic about the election up until three weeks ago adding that opinion polls projected that the APC candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, would win.
The Independent National Electoral Commission declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Governor Godwin Obaseki, winner after he polled 307,955 votes to defeat the APC’s candidate and closes rival, Ize-Iyamu, who polled 223,619 votes.
El-rufai told journalists on Monday: “We (APC) would have loved to win and quite frankly, I was optimistic up to three weeks ago; the polls indicated that we were going to win. I don’t know what happened in the last three weeks of the campaign.”
“As you know, a large number of voters make up their minds in the last two weeks of the election. Many voters decide no matter what happens, this is how I am voting but most people want to wait and make up their minds in the last two weeks.”
“Three weeks ago, the polls clearly showed that APC was going to win but the result came out differently from what we expected.”
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