Dele Momodu Reveals Why Peter Obi Won Lagos State At Presidential Polls
A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dele Momodu on Thursday, revealed why the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi won Lagos State in the February 25th poll.
Dele Momodu said Obi won Lagos as a result of the “preponderance of the Igbo people” in the state.
He stated this on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily breakfast show.
“What transpired last Saturday, the major factor was ethnic: the Labour Party was able to take over the APC behemoth because of the preponderance of the Igbo people in Lagos. They are everywhere.”
According to the PDP chieftain, who is a staunch campaigner for the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, Obi and Atiku held their respective geopolitical bases but Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) couldn’t hold on to his base in Lagos.
“Obi started in the East. He had his base intact. Atiku had his base intact in the Northeast and the North-West. The only person who could not hold his base was Bola Tinubu and now you are telling me that a man who could not hold his base is the champion in the North?” he queried.
Momodu, who is also the Director of Strategic Communications of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, also said, “Last Saturday was another sad day for our country.”
“A faulty process cannot give birth to a perfect process. The Electoral Act was not obeyed. So, whosoever won last Saturday cannot lay claim to legitimacy. That process gave birth to the hullabaloo that we have now,” Momodu stated.
The main opposition party chieftain said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) failed to deliver on its promises, especially on the Bimodal Voter Registration System (BVAS) and an on-time transmission of results through its Result Viewing Portal (IReV).
Recall that Kanyi Daily reported that Obi’s Labour Party polled 582,454 votes in Lagos to humble Tinubu, a former Lagos governor who scored 572,606 votes at the polls.
The former Anambra governor also beat Atiku and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in Lagos. Kwankwaso polled 8,442 while Atiku polled 75,750 in Lagos.
In total, Obi won 11 states and the Federal Capital Territory but Tinubu scored the highest votes in total and was later on Wednesday announced the winner of the poll and Nigeria’s President-elect.
Meanwhile, the United Nations (UN) has asked political parties and candidates aggrieved with the result of last Saturday’s presidential election to seek legal and constitutional channels to contest the results of the polls.
The Spokesman of the UN, Stéphane Dujarric, stated this while speaking with NAN in New York.