The United States of America mission in Nigeria has congratulated the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC for the successful conduct of the June 21 gubernatorial election in Ekiti State.
This was contained in a statement issued by the embassy in Abuja on Monday. It also congratulated security agencies and electoral stakeholders for their conduct during the poll.
It commended INEC for overseeing a credible, efficient process, which it said, by all accounts, reflected the will of Ekiti voters, and went ahead to laud the collaboration of security agencies for effectively providing a safe and secure environment free of violence.
“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” it said. “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”.
Meanwhile, the incumbent Governor, Kayode Fayemi, who was the flag bearer of the All Progressive Congress had since congratulated the governor-elect, Ayodele Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party. President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP had also congratulated the governor-elect, while the APC National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, commended Kayode’s peaceful acceptance of defeat.
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