A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dele Momodu, has advanced reasons the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, won in Lagos State during last Saturday’s presidential poll despite the state being the fortress of the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
According to him, Obi won in Lagos because of the preponderance of the Igbo people in the state.
Momodu, who spoke on Channel Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Thursday, said the ethnic factor played out in favour of Obi because there were enough Igbo people in Lagos.
“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.
“Obi started in the East. He had his base intact. Atiku had his base intact in the North-East 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.
“Last Saturday was another sad day for our country,” the Director of Strategic Communications of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council.
“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.
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