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US welcomes successful Ekiti poll

24 June 2014, 09:46

Ekiti - The United States commended Nigeria following the successful election in Ekiti State.

According to a statement from, Marie Harf, Deputy Department Spokesperson, the US Embassy and international observers assessed that the process was credible and efficient, and that security forces collaborated effectively in providing a safe environment free of major incidents.

"We congratulate Ayo Fayose on his election, and commend Governor Fayemi on graciously accepting the results. We urge all parties to accept the outcome as representing the will of Ekiti’s voting public," read a statement made available to this publication

The US hoped for equally peaceful elections in the future.

"As we look towards the August 9 Osun State gubernatorial election and the national elections in February 2015, the process in Ekiti should lend confidence to the Nigerian public and the international community that INEC, the security forces, and the political parties have the capacity to conduct themselves in a manner that strengthens Nigeria’s democracy and gives political voice to its population."

- CAJ News

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