Ward 2, Unit 08
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Ward 4, Unit 11 Erijiyan ward
PDP 47 APC 97
Unit 004,Iye Ekiti.APC 44 PDP 15.
Ijesa isu Unit OO6 PDP 33, APC 73.
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Voting has started in most of the towns in today’s governorship election holding in Ekiti State.
As early as 6.30 am, the voters were already at the polling units awaiting election materials. In places monitored in Ado Ekiti, Ifaki Ekiti, Ayegbaju and Oye,
Iworoko, voting has started in earnest.
Security arrangements were also superb in those towns as the policemen were civil and on top of the game. At Ayegbaju Ward 4, unit 002, the European Union Ambassador in
Nigeria, Mr Keti Karlsen, hailed the peaceful manner with which the election commenced. Karlsen said: “As at 9.17 am, the election has been peaceful. I have been to five polling units and the process has been credible enough.
“This election is going to be a litmus test to 2019 elections. This election is a precursor to the 2019 elections and its success is very crucial to us.
“The EU has been supporting INEC on voter education, how to encourage people with disabilities among others.
“We have seen large turnout of people and the enthusiasm for people to elect a governor that can represent them well.
“I believe this election will be credible if it ends like this”, he said.
PDP members allege APC thugs kidnapping their party agents
Members of the Peoples Democratic party in Ado-Ekiti are currently alleging that some persons suspected to be thugs of the All Progressives Congress, are kidnapping the party agents of the PDP and security agents are merely watching such dramas.
In Agric Matthew, CAC primary school areas of Ado Ekiti, PDP members alleged the foregoing development is happening.
In Oke Ila, Okeyinmi, the members are alleging that the opposition are not allowing their members to vote.
They also alleged that security operatives have compromised by moving too close to voting points and inducing electorate to vote for the opposition.
Intrigues, as card reader fails to recognise PDP candidate , Olusola Eleka
There was palpable tension and obvious intrigues as card reader failed to recognise the fingerprint of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Professor Olusola Eleka at his Ikere-Ekiti country home, thereby denying him of exercising his civic responsibility.
Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission had earlier declared that there would not be provision for incidence form as an alternative to allow electorate exercise their franchise if card reader fails.
Eleka, in his reaction, expressed worry over the incidence, calling for immediate action to rectify the error for him to cast his vote.
“I cannot say that I do not have confidence in the electoral process, but I am worried, and I do not really understand what is really happening.
“The card reader could not recognise my card, they said may be it is bent, but you can see it, it is straight.
“I think I am still the only person being affected here, as others are casting their votes without hindrance.
“I believe the commission will do something very fast to find solution to this “, he said.
Accreditations, voting commence in Ise, Emure
Reports from Ise-Orun and Emure LGAs as at 9:40am has it that accreditation and voting have commenced in the areas.
DAILY POST reports that INEC card readers are working perfectly amid peaceful and calm atmosphere.
Some people who have cast their votes are still waiting behind for the result to be announced.
Reports of card reader malfunctions, absence of INEC Ad hoc staff in Ekiti West
There are reports that in Ekiti West at about 9: am, no staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, was on ground as electorates are still waiting for arrival of electoral materials.
Report says few security personnel could be seen manning some polling units.
However, reports from some other polling units showed that the INEC card readers are having technical fault while the electoral officers are sweating it out to fix them.
Early, massive turnout of voters in Ado-Ekiti
There was an early turnout of voters in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, as electorate already trooped out as early as 6.00 am, trekking long distances to get to their polling units.
Some were trekking as long as five kilometres to be able to vote for the candidates of their choice.
The large turnout could not be unconnected with the high mobilization drives by the two dominant parties, the All Progressives Congress and the
Peoples Democratic Party(PDP).
The massive turnout was noticed in Odo Ado, Ijigbo, Ajilosun, Adebayo area, Ilotin, Oke-Bola, Atinkankan, Okeyinmi ke ila. The polling units in those areas already have long queues of prospective voters.
As at 6.45 pm, security and election materials were already arriving in those units.
Some of the voters trekked from hamlets located at Eminrin Erunfun located along Afe Babalola University way in the state capital to the heart of Ado Ekiti to exercise their franchise rights.
Today’s election is going to be a straight fight between Dr Kayode Fayemi of the APC and Prof Kolapo Olusola of the PDP.
Today, July 14, 2016, the electorates in Ekiti, the Fountain of Knowledge would march to polling booths across the state to elect a new governor of the state.
The eventual winner of today’s contest will take over from Peter Ayodele Fayose, the incumbent governor.
Fayose is expected to take a bow from the government house having successfully completed his tenure as enshrined in the constitution.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had since released names of 40 successful candidates, who have indicated interest in becoming the next governor of the state and met the requirements.
However, among the 40 contenders, 34 candidates will participate in the poll as some candidates withdrew few days to the election.
Two persons have, however, been tipped for the position.
The former Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the current deputy governor of the state, Professor Kolapo Olusola of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are the two top contenders.
Hence, the Saturday election has been widely narrowed down as a straight contest between Fayemi, a former governor of the state, and Kolapo, Fayose’s deputy.
While Fayemi is having the support of the APC-led government, Kolapo is enjoying the support of his boss, Fayose and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
DAILY POST is currently live in the city of Ekiti State and would bring you live updates, situation reports as well as results from the governorship election considered to be another litmus test for the two giant Nigerian political parties – APC and PDP.