The United States has lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission on what it calls “the largely peaceful conduct” of the Ekiti State governorship election held on Saturday, June 18.
In a statement dated June 22, 2022, the US also congratulated the indigenes of Ekiti State on the success of the election.
The US, in its commendation of the “concerted efforts” of INEC staff and security personnel deployed for the election, noted that the “newly adopted bi-modal verification accreditation system (BVAS) functioned properly in the vast majority of polling stations.”
Through its Mission to Nigeria who observed the conduct of the election, the US stated that the election was secure and its outcome credible. It also encouraged Nigerians to register and participate in national elections.
The statement read, “The United States Mission to Nigeria congratulates the citizens of Ekiti State on the largely peaceful conduct of the gubernatorial election on June 18. We commend the concerted efforts of INEC staff and security personnel which helped facilitate a secure election with a credible outcome.
“We note the election’s technical improvements including that the newly adopted bi-modal verification accreditation system (BVAS) functioned properly in the vast majority of polling stations.
“We encourage all citizens to register to vote as the country moves towards national elections.”