Ekiti Guber Poll: Our observers, noted commendable improvements- British High Commission

The British High Commission in Nigeria, has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the security agencies,


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Ekiti Guber Poll: Our observers, noted commendable improvements- British High Commission


 

The British High Commission in Nigeria, has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the security agencies, its civil society partners and all stakeholders for their conduct during the governorship election held in Ekiti State, Saturday June 18, saying its: “Team of observers on the ground, noted commendable improvements in the electoral process, including the timely opening of polls”.

 

Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in the wee hours of Sunday June 19, declared Biodun Oyebanji of the All Progressives Congress winner of the 2022 Ekiti governorship election.

Mr. Oyebanji, polled a total of 187,057 votes to defeat his two closest challengers – Segun Oni of the Social Democratic Party, SDP and Bisi Kolawole of the People’s Democratic Party.

The British High Commission in a statement this morning, Monday June 20, acknowledged: “Better functioning of the BVAS devices for accrediting voters, and the transparent and efficient electronic transmission of polling unit results to INEC's results viewing portal.

 

“We are concerned about reports of vote buying during the election and call on the relevant authorities to hold any persons involved accountable. The buying and selling of votes have no place in a democracy.

 

“We encourage INEC to reflect on other potential improvements to the electoral process ahead of general elections in 2023, especially the re-distribution and assignment of voters to newly established polling units to reduce queuing times, better awareness and implementation of electoral guidelines by INEC staff and improved accessibility at polling units to help with the participation of persons with disabilities.

 

“We urge any party or individual who is dissatisfied with the process to seek redress in a peaceful manner and through the appropriate legal channels.

 

“As Nigeria moves closer to the 2023 general elections, we encourage people to register and collect their PVCs and to participate actively in the political process.

 

“The UK will continue to assist INEC and our partners in their aspiration to support peaceful, credible and inclusive elections in Nigeria”.

 

 



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