Governor Nasir El-Rufai expresses shock at APC’s loss in the Edo State Governorship election.
The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has revealed that he was optimistic up to three weeks ago, that his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, and its Candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, would win the September 19, Edo State Governorship election, Page 36 learnt.
He said that opinion polls conducted, had shown that the APC Candidate would win the election, adding that, he does not know what went wrong in the last three weeks of the campaign.
Commenting on the development, the Kaduna State Governor, who spoke on Monday morning, while featuring on Channels Television, said that the election was “reasonably decent”.
Governor El-Rufai’s words: “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 do not 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.
“Obaseki has won, that is it. You cannot go into an election without the possibility of losing.
“The election was reasonably decent. We were all worried about violence, but there was very little violence, or none at all.”
Governor El-Rufai also stressed that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to free and fair elections.
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