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U.S Commends INEC, Security Agencies Over Ekiti Polls


The U.S Mission in Nigeria has congratulated INEC, security agencies and

electoral stakeholders for the successful conduct of the June 21

gubernatorial election in Ekiti.
A statement issued by the embassy in Abuja on Monday commended INEC for

overseeing  “a credible, efficient process'',  which it said, by all

accounts, reflected the will of Ekiti voters.
Further, it commended the security forces for collaborating effectively

and providing a safe and secure environment free of major incidents.

“The parties and their supporters acted responsibly during and after the

election and the magnanimity exhibited by all candidates afterwards speaks

highly of them and the people of Ekiti.
“That more than 50 per cent of registered voters turned out to make their

voices heard bodes well for the future of Nigeria's democracy,'' the U.S

statement stated.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Gov. Kayode Fayemi, the APC

governorship candidate , had already congratulated the governor-elect, Mr

Ayo Fayose of the PDP.
President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP had also congratulated the

governor-elect, while the APC National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai

Mohammed, had welcomed the incumbent governor's position on the election.