I Don’t Understand Why APC Was Defeated In Edo —El-Rufai
Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state on Monday expressed shock at the election results from Edo state because according to him, most opinion polls before the election shows without doubt that APC candidate Osagie Ize-Iyamu would win.
The governor spoke on Monday morning as he was featured on Channels Television, where he also added that the election was “reasonably decent”.
“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. Obaseki has won, that’s it. You can’t 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”