Nearly 7 out of 10 Nigerians who responded to a Daily Trust survey considers the governorship election conducted in Ekiti state as “free and fair”.
The election which was held on July 14th saw the APC governorship candidate, Kayode Fayemi, emerge the winner.
According to the newspaper, a total of 582 respondents took part in the survey. NAIJ.com gathers that a total of 390 respondents (67%) said they considered the Ekiti election to be “free and fair”.
However, 105 respondents making up 18% said the Ekiti election was not free and fair as widely claimed while 82 respondents that make up 14% felt that vote-buying marred the election.
One percent making 5 respondents was reportedly “indifferent”.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that the governor-elect of Ekiti state, Fayemi, accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of granting the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawyers access to electoral documents.
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Tajudeen Akingbolu who is a member Fayemi’s legal team said they were not granted access to the Certified True Copies (CTCs) of the electoral documents even after formally writing to INEC.
The lawyers wondered why the electoral body would grant PDP access to the materials without first notifying the other parties.
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