The All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, has explained why the party lost the Osun State governorship election on July 16.
in an interview with BBC Hausa on Tuesday, Adamu said the crisis within the APC led to the loss.
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.
He noted that it was a tradition of life to lose something that was really needed by someone, noting that the party agreed to the defeat in good faith and learnt from it.
The APC national chairman said he was hopeful that the party would win the 2023 general elections.
“Osun defeat doesn’t in any way mean that we will lose at the general election. 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,” he added.
Recall that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ademola Adeleke, won the Osun State governorship election after polling a total of 403,371 votes to defeat the incumbent, Adegboyega Oyetola, of APC, who got 375,027 votes.