Lagos - Nigerians have endorsed the just-ended general elections, which they believe were credible.
According to snap poll results a regional polling think-tank released on Friday, 94 percent of voters believe the elections were free and fair.
According to NOIPOlls, This belief was maintained by Nigerians regardless of gender, age and geo-political zones.
However a proportion of respondents from the South-East zone (13 percent) reported the elections were not free and fair. Also, Nigerians are generally satisfied with the state of security in their various localities during the elections, as a total of 81 percent of respondents gave a good rating to this regard.
More findings revealed that 84 percent of the respondents who voted in the 2015 elections also voted in the 2011 elections and a larger proportion of respondents in this category observed that the 2015 elections were excellent compared to the 2011 (32 percent) and much better than 2011 (48 percent). These results indicate a positive progression in Nigeria's electoral processes from 2011.
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Given this breakthrough, for further progress in the electoral processes, voters suggest Independent National Electoral Commission improves the functionality of the card readers which were introduced to reduce the possibility of fraud.
The opinion poll was conducted in the week of March 30 involving telephone interviews of a random nationwide sample.
A total of 1 000 randomly selected phone-owning Nigerians aged 18 years and above, representing the six geopolitical zones in the country were interviewed.
"With a sample of this size, we can say with 95 percent confidence that the results obtained are statistically precise - within a range of plus or minus 3 percent," NOIPOlls stated.
All Progressives Congress candidate Muhammadu Buhari defeated incumbent Goodluck Jonathan of the People's democratic Party in a fiercely-contested poll. The international community has endorsed his election.