Fashola accused the Labour Party of causing their supporters to turn against them in Lagos, resulting in a significant decrease in the chances of Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Peter Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labour Party (LP), won the election in Lagos State, shocking members of the All Progressives Congress, according to Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola.
Recall that Lagos was won by Obi in the election on February 25, 2023.
The former governor of Lagos State claimed during an interview with Channels Television’s Sunday Politics that Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has little chance of winning since the Labour Party energised its supporters in Lagos.
Bola Tinubu, a steadfast ally of the newly elected president, also claimed that his party, the APC, conducted internal polls prior to the election but withheld the results, branding them as “badly conducted” and predicting the wins of Obi and Atiku.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria, who oversaw the Tinubu-Shettima campaign’s Election Planning Directorate, claimed that his party was aware of the states where it stood a good chance of winning and had focused its efforts there.
Fashola, though, claimed that occasionally his team was taken by surprise. “Occasionally, you’re taken by surprise.” “Because the opposition turned out their supporters there, we were taken by surprise in Lagos,” he claimed.
“And you also noticed that the umbrella party, a party that has been in opposition for 24 years, abruptly vanished.” It demonstrated that their base of support has changed.
When asked if the APC was startled by LP’s victory in Lagos during the presidential election, he responded, “Yeah, they blindsided us, without a doubt.” They turned out their voters, and we turned out our voters in the ensuing gubernatorial election.