- The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has been commended by the United States over the recently concluded Ekiti state
- According to the US Mission, the newly adopted bi-modal verification accreditation system (BVAS) works perfectly well
- Also, the US commended security personnel and the people of Ekiti state for maintaining peace during the election
The United States has reacted to the result of the just concluded governorship election in Ekiti state. This was contained in a statement made available to Legit.ng by the US Mission in Nigeria.
The United States commended the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security personnel over the conduct of the election. Specifically, it praised INEC over the newly adopted bi-modal verification accreditation system (BVAS).
According to the mission, BVAS functioned properly, hence, the need to commend INEC.
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The statement read:
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"The United States Mission to Nigeria congratulates the citizens of Ekiti State on the largely peaceful conduct of the gubernatorial election on June 18.
"We commend the concerted efforts of INEC staff and security personnel which helped facilitate a secure election with a credible outcome.
"We note the election’s technical improvements including that the newly adopted bi-modal verification accreditation system (BVAS) functioned properly in the vast majority of polling stations. We encourage all citizens to register to vote as the country moves towards national elections.
Is Bola Tinubu truly sick? Ekiti residents reveal what they know
The presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (PDP) have received huge backing from residents of Ekiti state.
According to the residents, Nigerians emphasising of Tinubu's heath should find better things to do. In an interview conducted at Ikere and Ado areas of the state, the residents claimed that Nigerians should not judge anybody by the physical appearance.
They said that the Tinubu who came to campaign in the state does not look sick.
Speaking with Legit.ng, Deaconess Docas Oyewale said people going about with reports about Tinubu's health should have their head examined.
Ekiti governorship election: Residents reveals who they will vote for
Meanwhile, ahead of the governorship election in Ekiti state, residents who spoke with Legit.ng have revealed their preferred choice among the contestants battling for the topmost seat.
Recall that there are 16 governorship candidates in the race to succeed Governor Kayode Fayemi.
Some of the candidates are: Oluwole Oluyede of the African Democratic Congress (ADC); Kemi Elebute Halle of the Action Democratic Party (ADP); Biodun Oyebanji of the All Progressives Congress (APC); Olabisi Kolawole of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); former Governor Segun Oni, Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Ranti Ajayi from the Young Progressives Party (YPP).
Speaking with Legit.ng, Dare Ajewole said he would be voting for Olabisi Kolawole of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because he believes in former governor Ayodele Fayose. According to him, if the candidate is okay for Fayose, then he is equally okay for him.