With the Ekiti State governorship election won and lost, the attention of Nigerians, as far as elections are concerned, is now on the July 16, 2022 gubernatorial election in Osun State.
No doubt, stakeholders in election matters in the country have learned a thing or two from the just concluded electoral process in Ekiti State.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) implemented some of the new technology like electronic transmission of results, improved on the BVAS system and handled logistics much better, according to the civil society organisations that monitored the polls.
Though pundits believed that the election was militarised considering the number of security operatives drafted to the state, the Ekiti polls was relatively less violent.
A sore point in the election is the wanton vote-buying that characterised the polls.
However, the factors that led to and determined the emergence of winners and losers alike in Ekiti State might not be significantly…