Ekiti state governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, alongside two stalwarts of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, have commended the peaceful conduct of the presidential and national assembly elections.
The two others are former governor of the state, Segun Oni and the Senatorial candidate of the APC in Ekiti North, Senator Olubunmi Adetumbi.
Fayemi, who voted at his Ojilolo ward 11, unit 009 around 11:30am, said the election was in order as there was no report of vote buying.
He commended all security operatives and INEC officials for the exercise.
On his part, Oni who voted at ward 2, Ori Olode polling unit at Ifaki Ekiti, lauded the large turnout of voters.
Oni, who is a former APC Deputy National Chairman, described the process as very encouraging.
“We have not been getting any adverse report; even the card reader is working here perfectly in my unit,” he said.
Also, Senator Adetumbi said the malfunctioning of the smart card readers have been slowing down the spate of voting in some units in his ward.
Adetumbi spoke after voting in his unit, saying the heavy crowd witnessed in his ward 2 unit 003 at Ifaki Ekiti in Ido/Osi local government area of the state, was causing serious apprehension.
He added that most of the voters had waited for over two hours and still expecting to vote as a result of the situation.
“Though, INEC had brought another smart card reader which has started working but we pray it doesn’t malfunction again like we have been witnessing.
“You can see large crowd of voters still expecting to be accredited after waiting here since 8am.
“But apart from this, the process has been largely credible and peaceful, particularly the turnout was impressive. It has never been like this”, he said.
Also, the Director General of Buhari/Osinbajo campaign council in the state, Dr Olusegun Osinkolu, applauded INEC and voters for displaying patriotism.
Osinkolu said the credibility of the polls will be high if stakeholders could play by the rules of the game.
The Buhari’s campaign chief refuted the allegation that members of the PDP were being flogged allegedly by APC counterparts in Ado Ekiti metropolis.