Nigeria: Ekiti State Election is a Litmus Test for 2019 Elections

Voting has started in most of the towns in Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State western Nigeria. As early as 6.30 am, voters were already at their polling units awaiting election materials.

In places monitored in Ado Ekiti, Ifaki Ekiti, Ayegbaju, Oye and Iworoko, voting had started in those places. Security arrangements were also good in those towns as the policemen were civil.

At Ayegbaju Ward 4, unit 002, the European Union Ambassador in Nigeria, Mr Keti Karlsen, hailed the peaceful manner the election commenced.

Karlsen said as at 9.17 am, the election has been peaceful he has been to five polling units and the process has been credible enough.
He said this election is going to be a litmus test for 2019 elections.

The EU have been supporting INEC voter education, how to encourage people with disabilities among others.

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