A former commissioner in Edo State, Kassim Afegbua, has voiced his delight at Atiku's loss to the APC candidate in the presidential race. Peter Obi was praised by Afegbua for asking for calm and peace in the country during his interview on AIT.
Addressing the topic, Kassim said, "I do not have any reservations regarding Atiku. I am happy that Atiku lost the presidential election because he was riding on the wrong crest of the political wave in the country. I repeatedly said before the election that you needed to balance power in Nigeria. You have to rotate it between the north and the south to create a deliberate stability. You can then take it further by reviewing the geopolitics, groups, and formations within and around the zones where the power will shift.
He added, "This is why many people are agitated that it should be the turn of the South East within the South. They have a genuine right to that opinion, and it is valid. However, we cannot all follow the same candidate from the south. PDP was beset by crisis after five aggrieved governors fought the party leadership. I would have been surprised if Atiku had won the election. Peter Obi put up a good fight, and this election shows that anything is possible in Nigeria's elections. There is also a growing awareness of youth participation in the election. However, voter turnout was abysmally low in this election. A lot of people turn out for the campaign, but voter turnout is low.
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