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Interesting fallouts from the Ekiti election

If you asked many people to mention the person Fayemi contested against in last Saturday’s election, the name that would most likely come up would be Fayose. Many of us would be hard put to remember that the contest was really between Dr Kayode Fayemi and one Professor Olusola Eleka, Fayose’s Deputy Governor. So dominant was Fayose that the real contestant became a mere footage, an addendum. It is one thing to nominate a successor.

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Ekiti Election Fallout: Ochei calls for unity and solidarity

Following the outcome of last Saturday’s Gubernatorial Elections in Ekiti State where the PDP narrowly lost to the ruling APC in what many have described as a highly militarised election, a Youth Leader in Delta State, Hon Kennedy Ochei has called out to the stakeholders in Delta State to see the scenario in Ekiti as an eye-opener and draw some lessons from the Ekiti experience.

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Ekiti Guber: PDP insists INEC doctored results in APC’s favour

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has again claimed that the outcome of last Saturday governorship election in Ekiti State was not a true reflection of the wishes of the electorate but the handiwork of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) which it accused of altering votes cast in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.

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Ekiti poll short of global best practices, electoral standards – observers

A coalition of domestic and international election observers accredited to observe the July 14 governorship poll in Ekiti State, on Tuesday addressed newsmen at the Pathfinders Hotel in Ado Ekiti, state capital and discredited the poll with their reports, insisting that last Saturday election that produced All Progressive Congress (APC)’s Kayode Fayemi as Governor-elect, falls short of global best practices and electoral standards as a result of lapses in the way a section of the large deployment of security agents conducted themselves, among other electoral related challenges.

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SERAP to INEC: Prosecute perpetrators of vote buying in Ekiti election or face legal action

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) urging him to “promptly, thoroughly and effectively investigate allegations of vote buying by both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during last Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State, and to collaborate with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in any such investigation.

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