The Ekiti State Independent National Electoral Commission has confirmed its readiness for April 11 House of Assembly election in the state.
Like Anambra, Kogi, Osun, Edo and Bayelsa States, governorship election will not hold in Ekiti State on Saturday. The Governor of the State, Ayo Fayose, was inaugurated in 2014.
Only House of Assembly elections will hold in those states.
The INEC Spokesperson, Taiwo Gbadegesin, disclosed the commission’s preparedness during a television interview in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday.
Mr. Gbadegesin also appealed to the electorate to eschew violence while exercising their civic duty.
He said, “we are prepared for Saturday’s election. We also want to urge voters to maintain the kind of peaceful attitude they showed during the presidential and National Assembly elections in the state. They should come out to vote and be orderly. They have been in the forefront of quality leadership and we want them to continue the trend”.
He also appealed to the leaders and supporters of the political parties to be tolerant of one another, adding that the peaceful conduct of March 28 election should be repeated on Saturday.
According to the INEC spokesperson, the curfew helped to douse the tension that might have arisen in the state after the outcome of the presidential election.
“The curfew was a divine intervention to arrest any perceived violence.
There is peace in Ekiti State and we want it to continue. Ekiti INEC will also continue to uphold the tenets of integrity because it is important to us. We will not disappoint before, during or after the conduct of Saturday’s election,” he stated.