Ekiti Governorship Election: Large Voter turnout greets polling centres


A large number of enthusiastic voters thronged various polling units in different towns, villages and hamlets on Saturday in Ekiti to perform their civic rights in the ongoing governorship election.

Combined security personnel were also on the ground to protect the lives and property in different parts of the state and as well their presence was noticed both far and near the polling centres.

In the Ekiti office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, there was a heavy presence of security agents to forestall any eventuality. Security agents arrived at many polling units as early as 7.20 a.m.

According to statistics provided by INEC, over 17,000 policemen were deployed for the election, with NSCDC deploying 9,747, while the army and others also deployed appreciable figures.

At some of the border towns linking Ekiti with other states, military men were strategically stationed with officers and men, keeping vigil and conducting searches on vehicle owners and occupants.

The restriction placed on human and vehicular movement during the election was strictly obeyed by residents and travellers alike, as most inter-township roads were empty.

16 candidates from different political parties are slugging it out in today’s election.

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