Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti
Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, has commended the massive turnout of voters in Ado-Ekiti during the presidential and National Assembly elections.
Egbeyemi also commended the peaceful conduct of the polls in all parts of the city on Saturday.
The deputy governor voted at Unit 14, LA Primary School Polling Unit, Ogbon Oba, Ward 8, Ado-Ekiti.
Egbeyemi dropped the three ballot papers for the presidential, senatorial and House of Representatives ballot boxes at the unit at exactly 10.41 am.
The Ekiti number two citizen performed his franchise shortly after his relation, Mr. Akin Jegede and his wife, Mrs. Jegede, voted.
Egbeyemi who wore plain white long kaftan and trousers was hailed by his kinsmen as he arrived the unit.
He presented his Permanent Voter Card (PVC) to the presiding officer for authentication before doing the thumb printing in the voting cubicle.
The deputy governor who spoke with reporters shortly after voting, expressed optimism that the peaceful conduct would be sustained till the end of the exercise.
“I want to commend voters in Ado-Ekiti for trooping out in large numbers to perform their civic duty.
“The reports I have been receiving is that so many people are coming out to vote in Ado.
“Large numbers of people are on queue being attended to by INEC officials.
“We expect INEC to do well and ensure that there is smooth conduct of the election and we also expect our people to be law-abiding to the end of the election.”