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Obi’s Win In Lagos Shocked APC – Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said the victory in Lagos State of the Labour Party candidate, Peter Obi,in the February 25 presidential election shocked the All Progressives Congress.

He, however, stated that the APC was glad that the LP decimated the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate’s chances of winning the election.

Fashola who spoke on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, revealed that the APC conducted pre-election polls which have them the assurance of winning.

This was as he rubbished the polls that predicted an Obi win as badly conducted.

He said: “In some cases, you get blindsided. We were blindsided in Lagos State because the opposition turned out their voters there. And you also saw that the umbrella party that has been competitive for 24 years suddenly disappeared. It showed that their support base has shifted.”

When asked whether Obi’s victory in Lagos during the presidential poll surprised the ruling party, he said, “Yeah, blindsided us, without a doubt. They turned out their voters, and in the subsequent gubernatorial poll, we turned out our voters.”

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