The United State government, on Monday, congratulated electoral stakeholders for the successful conduct of the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State.
In a statement by the Public Affairs Section of the United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria, Abuja, the US government said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) oversaw a credible, efficient process, adding that by all accounts, the result reflected the will of Ekiti voters.
The US government also lauded the security forces for collaborating effectively and for providing a safe and secure environment, free of major incidents during the election.
“The parties and their supporters acted responsibly during and after the election, and the magnanimity exhibited by all candidates afterwards speaks highly of them and the people of Ekiti.
“That more than 50 per cent of registered voters turned out to make their voices heard bodes well for the future of Nigeria’s democracy,” the statement added.