US lauds Ekiti on peaceful governorship poll




The United States has commended the government and people of Ekiti state on the peaceful conduct of governorship election in the state.

The United States Mission to Nigeria in a press statement, Wednesday said: “The United States

Mission to Nigeria congratulates the people 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.”

The Mission further stated: “We encourage all citizens to register to vote as the country moves towards national elections.”

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