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
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.