- Salihu Yakasai, the media aide to Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has reacted to Edo election
- Governor Obaseki is taking a convenient lead over the candidate of APC, Osagie Ize-Iyamu
- Yakasai said the defeat would provide important lessons to APC as a party
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Following the results being released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in the governorsship election held in Edo state on Saturday, September 19, Salihu Yakasai, the media aide to Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has reacted.
PM News reports that he admitted that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Godwin Obaseki, have won the governorship election.
Legit.ng gathered that Obaseki is currently leading with over 80,000 votes in the official results posted by the INEC.
Yakasai, however, said the defeat provides “important lessons” to APC as a party.
He also warned the ruling party to do “some soul searching for our survival.”
“The outcome of #EdoElection has some important lessons for APC as a party, not just in Edo but equally at the centre.
“But most importantly, the outcome has some insights into the future of the party as well. Let’s look inwards and outwards and do some soul searching for our survival,” Yakasai wrote.
yakasai's boss, Governor Ganduje, who is the chairman of the APC campaign committee for the Edo governorship election, had vowed that his party would win the election.
Ganduje had said that he would send Nyesom Wike, the chairman of the PDP campaign committee for the election, to an isolation centre.
But with the turn of the event, the PDP may have succeeded in sending Ganduje and his party to isolation centre.
“We know PDP made Wike their chairman but I assure you, we will isolate Wike in an isolation centre and before he recovers, the election is over.
"The PDP decided to accommodate our former Governor in Edo State not because they have anything in common, not because they share some feelings, but simply because he is managing the treasury of Edo state and they want him to use that treasury in order to win the election.” Ganduje had said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the election results released so far by the INEC indicated that the incumbent governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, maintained an early lead over his main challenger and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
It was reported that the governorship election was conducted in the state on Saturday, September 19, as the INEC started announcing results of polls conducted across the state.
The results of 13 local governments had already been announced by the electoral commission with Obaseki clinching 11.
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