The All Progressives Congress has revealed why it was defeated in the 16th July 2022 governorship election in Osun State.
Recall that the candidate of the ruling party and incumbent governor, Gboyega Oyetola lost to Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party.
APC Deputy National Organising Secretary, Hon Nze Chidi Duru while reviewing the outcome of the election said the party has accepted the result of the election.
Duru noted that the ruling party might have lost the election because the people of Osun State wanted a change in government.
The APC Chieftain claimed that the party tried mobilising all their governors to the state, but it did not yield the expected result.
He, however, stated that APC is prepared and ready for the 2023 general elections.
The APC chieftain said, “We lost the election in Osun State as was proclaimed by INEC and our party has accepted the result. It could be for several reasons.
“It could be that the people of Osun wanted a change in government. It could be that they preferred the PDP to be in a position of authority in Osun, but as to what was required by our party to win the election, the party even did more. We energised the base, we mobilise the base, we went out to campaign, and all our governors were there a few days before the election to hold the closing ceremony and continue to message and explain to the people of Osun what the party represents and what they hope to achieve.
“We understand and know as a fact that the governor cleared most of the outstanding liabilities in Osun State, but then, ultimately the electorate chose otherwise. We accept our defeat, we are ready and prepared for the next election.”