Olujimi casts vote, commends INEC for smooth process

THE Senator representing Ekiti South, Senator Abiodun Olujinmi has appreciated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the smooth conduct of the Ekiti State governorship election.

Olujimi spoke after casting her vote around 10:44 am at Ward 07, Polling Unit 3 situated at Wesley United Primary School, Omuekiti of Ekiti East Local Government Area.


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Speaking with The ICIR, she commended INEC for moving the polling unit to a more spacious place.

According to her, the polling unit (Unit 03) is the most populous in Ward 7.

“INEC did something good, they called us and brought the polling unit to somewhere open. This encourages people to vote in the right manners.






     

     

    “Another very important thing is to note that this unit is the most populous in this ward and as you can see there are many people here waiting to cast votes,” she said.

    Asked about reports of incidents of vote-buying at some polling units, Olujimi said it would be difficult for anybody to influence voters.

    “For the first time, vote-buying is not going to happen, I can see people voting quietly and putting their ballots into the booth despite the only police officer stationed at the back of the booth not looking their way.

    “It is going to be tough to do much vote buying this time around. It is not as it used to be,” Olujimi said.

    Usman Mustapha is a solution journalist with International Centre for Investigative Reporting. You can easily reach him via: [email protected]. He tweets @UsmanMustapha_M

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