Monday, 23 June 2014
Ekiti election: US commends INEC, security agencies
The U.S Mission in Nigeria has congratulated INEC, security agencies and electoral stakeholders for the successful conduct of the June 21 gubernatorial election in Ekiti.
A statement issued by the embassy in Abuja on Monday commended INEC for overseeing "a credible, efficient process", which it said, by all accounts, reflected 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.
"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," the US statement stated.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Gov. Kayode Fayemi, the APC governorship candidate , had already congratulated the governor-elect, Mr Ayo Fayose of the PDP.
President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP had also congratulated the governor-elect, while the APC National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, had welcomed the incumbent governor’s position on the election.