The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, on Wednesday lost to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party in his polling unit in the September 28 governorship election.
Odigie-Oyegun, who registered in Ward 2, Unit 2, in Oredo Local Government Area, voted at about 10:45am.
The national chairman had also lost his polling unit in the 2015 Presidential election in the state.
At the end of voting, sorting and counting, the PDP candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, scored 78 votes while the ruling APC trailed behind with 69 votes.
Odigie-Oyegun, however, expressed satisfaction with the exercise, describing the turnout of voters as a pleasant surprise.
While addressing journalists shortly after casting his vote, he said, “I am pleasantly surprised because this is the best turnout I have ever experienced. I hope it presumes that something good is about to happen.”
He also noted that interest of the residents in the process of electing their leaders, showed that democracy had become widespread.
Odigie-Oyegun added, “People are keen to express their democratic options and democracy has become totally widespread. It is a very good thing. It has been peaceful so far.”