U.S. Mission hails INEC for Ekiti polls
The United States Mission in Nigeria has praised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for ‘the concerted efforts of its staff and security personnel’ in the Ekiti State governorship election.
In a statement in Abuja yesterday, the mission also hailed the commission for introducing the Bi-modal Verification Accreditation System (BVAS).
The statement reads: “The United States Mission to Nigeria congratulates the citizens of Ekiti State on the largely peaceful conduct of the governorship 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.”