Politics

US hails INEC for Ekiti governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that it will systematically embark on the commencement of physical registration of voters in its state and Local Government Area offices after consulting stakeholders and reviewing the security situation across the country.

The United States (US) has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the successful conduct of the Ekiti governorship election.

US, in a statement to Diplomatic Correspondents in Abuja, also hailed the commission’s introduction of the Bi-modal Verification Accreditation System (BVAS).

Abiodun Oyebanji of the All Progressives Congress (APC) emerged winner of the poll.

The statement reads: “The United States Mission to Nigeria congratulates the citizens 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.

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“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.

”We encourage all citizens to register to vote as the country moves towards national elections.”

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