Abdullahi Adamu, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has provided an explanation for the APC’s defeat in the Osun State governorship election last weekend.
Ademola Adeleke, a candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), defeated incumbent governor Gboyega Oyetola with 403,371 votes, winning the election that took place across the state’s 30 local government areas last Saturday.
The surprising defeat, according to Adamu, who was interviewed by the BBC Hausa, was brought on by a problem within the party.
He said: “We lost the race not because we are incapable but because of the crisis within. We had a massive gathering of supporters a few days before the election in Osogbo. No one could ever anticipate that we would lose the election.”
The former governor of Nasarawa emphasized that the party had graciously accepted the setback and had drawn important conclusions from it.
He added: “The Osun defeat doesn’t in any way mean that we will lose at the general elections. We only lost one state out of the 22 we have; you see, we are still strong.
“We will sit and check ourselves. We must ask ourselves what is right and wrong and what needs to be corrected.”