I Was Optimistic That APC Would Defeat PDP in Edo State Elections- El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Alhaji Nasir El-Rufai has said that he does not believe that his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) did not win last Saturday’s governorship elections in Edo State.

The Governor said that he had been confident for three weeks now that Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu would convincingly triumph over the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) candidate, Godwin Obaseki.

The Governor however said that the election had some fairness to it, while appearing on Channel Television’s morning show.

He said, “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.”

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