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EkitiDecides2018: US Consular General in Ekiti to Monitor Election, Visits Fayose (Photos)


By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Ahead of Satiurday’s Ekiti governorship election, the United States Consular General, Mr. John Bray has visited the governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

The Consular General is in Ekiti with his team to monitor the election in the state.

Sundiata Post recalls that Mr. John Bray, had on the 15th of June 2018 assured that United States is committed to peace before, during and after election, adding that U.S is on the side of the people and supports free, fair, credible and peaceful election.

He said this while speaking during a meeting with the Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers held in the palace of Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe.

The Consular General was reacting to the request of the council for a free, fair and credible election in a peaceful atmosphere.

Earlier, the Council Chairman and Oloye of Oye-Ekiti, Oba Oluwole Ademolaju, had asked the US to prevent vote-buying during the July 14 governorship poll in the state.

According to him, “We want you to use your good office to bring monitors all over the polling units.

“Security agencies must be above board during and after the elections.

“We want everybody to be carried along. We want reputable groups as monitors present at polling units, not people that will just be moving about.”

Also speaking, Oba Adejugbe stated that the people would be happy if the most popular candidate wins the election.

He said, “We want peace and vote to count. If the most popular candidate won at the end of the day, nobody would raise a voice.”

The Ogoga of Ikere-Ekiti, Oba Adejimi Alagbado, warned against the experience of the 1983 election violence where many houses were burnt in the old Ondo State.

He said, “We are concerned about safety in our domain; we don’t want Ekiti to be a battleground. We want the choice of the people to emerge as governor in the election.”

He said, “We are on the side of the people. We are here to support free, fair, credible and peaceful election.

“The eyes of the world will be on Ekiti on July 14. We would be here and we won’t let you down.”


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