The governor of Ekiti State, Biodun Oyebanji, bragged on Saturday that the election for the 26 seats in the Ekiti State House of Assembly would be won by the ruling All Progressive Party (APC).
He just expressed his displeasure with the low voter participation for the election at the time.
Soon after casting his ballot in Ward 6, Unit 3, Okelele at his rural residence of Ikogosi-Ekiti, in the Ekiti West Local Government Area of the State, Oyebanji made the observation.
The governor expressed his sadness that voter turnout was not as high as it had been in the state’s previous presidential election.
Yet he praised the National Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) for improving the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS), saying it had significantly improved the electoral process.
“So far so good, I just cast my vote and using my Ward as an example on the improvement on INEC technology.
“I think we have to commend the Federal Government and more importantly, the INEC for the remarkable improvement on the technology deployed, as well as the entire exercise.
“The deployment of the new technology will no doubt help to improve on the exercise through management of time and energy,” he said.
With the use of technical innovation to assure legitimate elections, the process was determined to be credible.
Many voters at the numerous polling places that were visited throughout the town expressed their happiness at being able to exercise their right to vote and praised the orderly process.