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APC sets up panel to review Edo Election loss

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The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced a plan to set up a committee to review its loss in the last Saturday’s Edo governorship election.

A member of the National Caretaker Committee of the APC, Mr. Ismail Ahmed, made this known while briefing newsmen at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja. Ahmed noted that the APC would carry out a post mortem on the Edo election to ascertain the factors that led to the defeat of the party.

Speaking further, the APC Youth Leader said that the party would not take the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State for granted after experiencing loss in Edo state.

He said: “We ran against an incumbent governor and everybody knows the history of Edo governorship primary and there were a lot of circumstances we could not explain.

“We thought we had covered the ground fully well but there was a blindside we didn’t see. But the party has not officially done a post-mortem which we intend to do this week. The National Assembly is very busy, we are going to call a post-mortem to know how far and how we found ourselves in this kind of situation.”

He said it was very disheartening that for the first time since 2015, the party does not have a single representation in the South-south in terms of a state.

Ahmed stressed that the APC had representation in all the geo-political zones since 2015, but it has lost it now, adding that the party would have to work hard to regain it.

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