‘I’m shocked APC lost in Edo’ – El-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State has said that he Edo State gubernatorial election was reasonably decent, saying he was optimistic that the All Progressives Congress, would win.

El-Rufai while a guest on Channels Television on Monday said he was shocked at the outcome of the election, adding that opinion polls before the election showed that Ize-Iyamu was coasting to victory.

He said, “We (APC) would have loved to win and quite frankly, I was optimistic up to three weeks ago; the polls indicated that we were going to win. I don’t know what happened in the last three weeks of the campaign.

“As you know, a large number of voters make up their minds in the last two weeks of the election. Many voters decide no matter what happens, this is how I am voting but most people want to wait and make up their minds in the last two weeks.

“Three weeks ago, the polls clearly showed that APC was going to win but the result came out differently from what we expected. Obaseki has won, that’s it. You can’t go into an election without the possibility of losing.

“The election was reasonably decent. We were all worried about violence but there was very little violence or none at all.”