Ekiti governorship election has ended but incidents that were reported during the election are still talk of the town. 

One of such issues that gained so much reportage on the day of the election was voters' inducement, with the two top political parties in the election, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) accused of giving voters money to buy their votes. 

But three days after these allegations of voters' inducement, the PDP is denying the claims. 

In a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said that no circumstance would push it to descend to vote buying in any election, no matter the machination of the APC.

The party said it never bought any vote in the July 14, 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State, but still accused the APC of buying votes.

"The leadership of the party (PDP) will never allow such practice under any guise," the statement read.


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"Consequently, members of the APC who are going about media houses and claiming that their party bought votes in response to some parties that engaged in such practice are certainly not responding to the PDP.

"The PDP spent its resources and energy on a democratic campaign that preceded the Ekiti election and never set up kiosks for the “see and buy” of votes as the APC unabashedly did," Ologbondiyan stated.

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After the former governor of the state, Kayode Fayemi, was declared winner, the PDP said it would go to court to contest the the election result. 

The party which the incumbent governor, Ayodele Fayose, belongs to maintained that stance in the statement, saying "it will never allow the APC to get away with its crass abuse of democratic norms through which it suppressed the will of the Ekiti people and appropriated victory to itself in the governorship election".

"Moreover, the PDP restates its position that the Ekiti election marks the last time anybody or party will use any means whatsoever to manipulate it out at the polls, particularly in the forthcoming Osun governorship election and the 2019 general elections," the statement added.

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