Ekiti Gov, Oyebanji boasts APC will win all 26 state assembly seats, regrets low turnout

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Governor Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti on Saturday boasted that his ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will win all 26 seats at the Ekiti State House of Assembly.

This is just as he condemned the poor turnout of voters for the exercise, describing it as unpleasurable.

DAILY POST correspondent monitoring the exercise at the governor’s hometown, reports that Oyebanji made the observation, shortly after casting his vote at his Ward 6, Unit 3, Okelele, Ikogosi-Ekiti, in Ekiti West Local Government Area of the State.

The Governor who voted at about 12: 22pm expressed displeasure on the low turnout of voters who were expected to come out to elect new lawmakers for the state.

The governor specifically regretted that the turnout was not as impressive, as was recorded in the last presidential election in the state.

He, however, commended the National Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) over its improvement on the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, (BVAS), saying the system was a great value added, to the electoral process.

“So far so good, I just cast my vote and used my ward as an example of the improvement in the 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.

DAILY POST reports that many of the electorate at various polling units visited in the town, expressed delight that they were able to exercise their voting rights and commended the peaceful process.

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