NOIPolls boss explains why its poll on Ekiti election missed the mark

By Dr. Bell Ihua–  Since last Saturday’s Governorship Election in cc, and the announcement of the election results in favour of the candidate of the All Progressives Party (APC), I have received a number of calls from some friends and associates, seeking to understand what happened with our predictions from the pre-election polls conducted prior to the election. Some of the calls were from partners and senior friends whom we have worked with in the past and can attest to the quality of our work, and the level of professionalism we deployed in conducting our polls and surveys. There has been a barrage of questions-

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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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