“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. Mission in Nigeria has congratulated the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, security agencies, and electoral stakeholders for the successful conduct of the June 21 gubernatorial election in Ekiti.
In a statement issued by the embassy in Abuja on Monday, the U.S. commended INEC for overseeing “a credible, efficient process’’, which it said, by all accounts, reflect 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.
“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.
Governor Kayode Fayemi, the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate has already congratulated the governor-elect, Ayo Fayose of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP.
President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP also congratulated the governor-elect, while the APC National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, welcomed the incumbent governor’s position on the election.