Human rights lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has said Ekiti would have been embroiled in a major crisis had the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) not shut-down the Ekiti State Broadcasting Corporation.
Concise News recall that Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti had on Saturday proceeded to the station to announce the result of the governorship election in the State.
This led to the closure of the station as the move was against the NBC code.
Falana also told Punch, “No doubt, the financial inducement has substantially eroded the credibility of the election.
“The governor-elect, Dr Kayode Fayemi, owes the Ekiti people a duty to end inducement, thuggery and impunity with which Ekiti State has been associated in recent times.
“In particular, the electorate should be enlightened to distance themselves from electoral fraud and allied offenses.
“The open purchase of votes displayed during the governorship elections in Edo, Anambra and Ondo states was repeated in Ekiti State on Saturday.
“I will like to call on INEC to put an end to the inducement of voters during the forthcoming Osun State governorship election,” stated Falana.