The All Progressive Congress (APC) has accepted defeat in the Osun State governorship election conducted last Saturday and also opened up on why the party was defeated in the 16th July 2022 governorship election in the State.
The declaration made by the Deputy National Organising Secretary of the party, Hon Chidi Duru is despite the procrastinating delay by the state chapter of the party in accepting defeat.
GreenWhiteGreen GWG recalls that the candidate of the All Progressive Congress and incumbent governor, Gboyega Oyetola was defeated by Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
APC Deputy National Organising Secretary, Hon Nze Chidi Duru who reviewed the outcome of the election said that the APC might have lost the election because the citizens 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.”