Major candidates in Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State have cast their votes, Premium Politics reports.
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Bisi Kolawole, cast his vote at Unit 001, Ward 8 in Efon-Ekiti, Efon local government area of the state.
The candidate of the Social Democratic Party, Segun Oni, cast his vote at Polling Unit 010, Ifaki 2, Ekiti North while the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Biodun Oyebanji, cast his vote at PU 003, Ward 6, Ikogosi.
Voters on Saturday trooped out to elect the candidate of their choice. As early as 6 am, residents of Ado Ekiti trooped out in their numbers to participate in today’s governorship election held across the 16 local government areas of the state.
While many trekked long distances following the restriction on vehicular movements, a few went to their polling units by commercial motorbikes.
At the different polling units visited in the state capital, voters were seen checking their names on the displayed voter registers while others were in queues.
The Independent National Electoral Commission’s ad hoc officials arrived on time in readiness for the election, just as security agencies were on the ground.
At about 7.30 am, the INEC National Commissioner (Ekiti, Oyo, Lagos), Mr Sam Olumekun, was sighted at Ereguru Ward 08, Unit 05, Ado Ekiti on a monitoring assessment tour of polling units in the state.