Some Ekiti people in Abuja on Sunday faulted the outcome of Saturday ’s governorship election in the state , saying it was against the popular wish of the people .
.
They told News Agency of Nigeria in separate interviews that the result as announced by Independent National Electoral Commission was not the true reflection of the will of Ekiti people .
.
INEC on Sunday, declared Dr Kayode Fayemi, the All Progressive Congress candidate , winner of the governorship poll .
.
He defeated current Deputy Governor of the state and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prof . Kolapo Olusola , and 30 others in a keenly contested election .
.
The APC candidate won in 12 out of the 16 local government areas in the state , polling 197 ,459 votes to edge out Olusola who got 178 ,121 votes .
.
In his reaction, Mr Bayo Adeyemi , a private sector worker, said that the election was not free and fair .
.
He said that information he received from relatives back in Ekiti revealed that the principle of democracy was not followed in the election .
.
“Fayemi’ s victory is a lie and it will cause trouble . I am not a PDP person, but I heard they chased agents away and I heard that someone even suffered acid bath .
.
“This is not democracy ; it does not mean well for our people and for our nation as a whole . God save Nigeria in 2019 ,” he said .
.
Miss Ayobami Olusegun said that from discussions among her people and in her neighbourhood in Ekiti , the governor – elect was not popular among the ordinary people in the state .
.
“ My parents back home and most of the neighbours did not vote Fayemi; they must have rigged the election .
.
“Even when you interact with people in Ekiti , you will see that they do not want Fayemi and the discussion among the people reflects it; we are surprised that Fayemi won ,” she said .
.
Mr Peter Ogulana , a businessman , said “people do not hide their dislike for the governor – elect.
.
“What happened is unfair ; I know Ekiti people do not like him ; this is maximum rigging .
.
“If it was in the north or east , there would be fighting by now but the westerners do not easily get into violence, ” he said .
.
Another indigene , Mrs Fisayo Ogulana , said “Ekiti is in trouble again ; let all the teachers be ready for their death.
.
“This is death sentence passed on the workers and people of Ekiti .
.
“Giving the hard time the state suffered with Fayemi as governor before and they voted him out , our people will not have voted him into office again ; something is wrong.
.
“I am confident that the result will be contested in court and upturned in favour of the true will of the people ,” she said .
( NAN )