Ekiti Decides: Residents troop out for governorship election

By Ololade Justin and Taiwo Ojedele, Ado-Ekiti

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As early as 6 am, residents of Ado Ekiti trooped out in their numbers to participate in today’s governorship election holding across the 16 Local Government Areas of Ekiti State.

Over seven hundred thousand voters are expected to cast their ballots for either of the ten candidates vying for the governor’s office.

While many trekked long distances following the restriction on vehicular movements, a few went to their polling units by commercial motor bikes.

At the different polling units visited in the state capital, voters were seen checking their names on the displayed voter registers while others were on queues.

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The Independent National Electoral Commission ad hoc officials arrived on time in readiness for the election, just as security agencies were on ground.

At about 7.30am, the INEC National Commissioner (Ekiti, Oyo, Lagos), Mr Sam Olumekun, was sighted at Ereguru Ward 08, Unit 05, Ado Ekiti on a monitoring assessment tour of polling units in the state.





Emmanuel Ukoh


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