Dele Momodu, a spokesperson for the People’s Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council on Strategic Communications, has disclosed the primary reason Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s nominee, received the most votes in Lagos State during the Saturday presidential election.
Momodu claimed that Obi’s success in Lagos over Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress and Atiku Abubakar of the PDP was due to the state’s significant Igbo population.
On Thursday, the PDP leader announced this while participating in the Sunrise Daily breakfast program on Channels Television.
The results of the presidential polls from Lagos showed that Obi secured 582,454 votes, while Tinubu gathered 572,606 votes and Atiku garnered 75,750 votes.
Reacting to the results, Momodu said Obi won because of the “preponderance of the 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,” Momodu said.
Obi and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, held their respective geopolitical strongholds, according to Momodu, in contrast to Bola Tinubu, who was unable to maintain his base in Lagos.