2023 Elections: Why Obi Won Lagos – Dele Momodu

Dele Momodu, a leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), claims that the “preponderance of the Igbo people in Lagos” is what allowed Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) candidate, to win the state of Lagos in the just ended presidential election.

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The majority of what happened last Saturday was based on ethnicity: thanks to the Igbo population’s dominance in Lagos, the Labour Party was able to overthrow the APC juggernaut. They are everywhere,” Momodu declared on Thursday’s Sunrise Daily breakfast program on Channels Television.

Momodu, a supporter of PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, claimed that whereas Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Party (APC) was unable to hang on to his stronghold in Lagos, both Obi and Atiku maintained their respective geopolitical bases.

Obi was born in the East. He still had his base. In the north-east and north-west, Atiku had not lost his support network. Bola Tinubu was the only individual who was unable to maintain his position, so why are you telling me that he is now the North’s champion? He asked.

The PDP Presidential Campaign Council’s Director of Strategic Communications stated that last Saturday was again another depressing day for the nation.

“A flawed process cannot produce a flawless process. That was the Electoral Act was disregarded. Hence, the winner from last Saturday cannot be considered legitimate. The hullabaloo we currently have was born out of that process, according to Momodu.
In particular, the Bimodal Voter Registration System (BVAS) and the timely transmission of results through its Result Viewing Portal, he said that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had fallen short of their commitments (IReV).

Obi of the LP defeated Tinubu, a former Lagos governor, with 572,606 votes in Lagos during the presidential election. In Lagos, Atiku and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) were defeated by Obi as well. In Lagos, Kwankwaso received 8,442 votes, compared to Atiku’s 75,750.

Obi won 11 states and the Federal Capital Territory in total, but Tinubu received the most votes overall and was ultimately declared the election’s victor and the next president of Nigeria on Wednesday.


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