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Nigeria election results: Obasanjo’s daughter weeps

IYABO, daughter of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, was a pitiable sight two days ago.

Hours after the reality dawned on her that she had lost the senatorial elections in Ogun Central District, she burst into tears.

The whole scenario happened in her father’s palatial mansion in Abeokuta.

Initially, Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, was optimistic of a good outing, given the position of her father as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

When the results started trickling in, it was realised that her father lost, even in his Ward 11 in Abeokuta North.

“The last result in the district came in later in the night and it was discovered that her opponent, who is the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) candidate, Gbenga Obadara, had scored 102,389 votes to her 56,312. She burst into tears,” said a source.

The Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN) candidate, Monday Ijaduoye got 27,187 votes.

The source said her father “and others around” had to console her.

“Obasanjo assured her that she will be appointed a minister in the next dispensation,” he said.