Ekiti poll: APC’s Oyebanji votes, hails large voter turnout

Biodun Oyebanji

The All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in Ekiti State, Biodun Oyebanji, has lauded the large turnout of voters for the election.

Oyebanji praised the voters for trooping out en masse to cast their votes, saying there was no case of apathy with the reports he had been getting across the 177 wards.

The APC flag bearer, who spoke shortly after he voted at his Okelele Ward 06 Unit 003, Ikogosi Ekiti, in the Ekiti West Local Government area, praised INEC for improving on the electoral process through Bimodal Voter Accreditation System technology innovation, which he said had made the process faster and credible.

He said, “This is an improvement. I am happy that there was no case of apathy. The security build up has also been impressive, so the process has been good and fine.”

In a similar vein, APC chieftain and state Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Prof Adio Folayan, who voted at Ward 04 Unit 004 in Efon Alaaye, in Efon Local Government area, praised INEC for the exercise.

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Folayan said, “You could see people exercising their voting rights unhindered. The situation is calm. There is efficiency in the application of BVAS.

“I voted within five minutes. But in Ward 7, the machine is not working and we are seeking replacement and we believe INEC will respond to this. INEC should have alternatives in situations like that.”

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