A Civil Society Organization, Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate (CPPM) has congratulated and commended the people of Ekiti State and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) following the gubernatorial election held in the state on Saturday June 18, 2022.
CPPM commends the duo over the peaceful and orderly conduct of the 2022 Ekiti State gubernatorial election which produced a winner in the person of Mr. Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
The Executive Chairman of the group Nelson Ekujumi, in a press statement, described the outcome of the election as “A reflection of the will of the Ekiti people which is loud and clear.”
He also commended INEC for its excellent performance in the conduct of the election which he described as a signpost of its preparedness for other off season elections and the 2023 general elections.
INEC was urged to remain focused on conducting free, fair and credible elections as this one is radical departure from it’s logistics challenges of the past.
CPPM also gave a big kudos to the security agencies for their professionalism and neutrality in obedience to their oath and the nation while discharging their responsibility on election day.
The political parties and their agents at the polling stations were commended for their patriotism and commitment in ensuring that the process went on unhindered.
The media, local and international observers were applauded for their professionalism and service to humanity role which aided the credibility of the process.
CPPM as well commended the voters for their impressive turnout which was a testament to their resilience and doggedness in performing their civic responsibility for a better Ekiti State.
The organization however noted with regret, that it received reports of voters inducement in some polling stations and condemns this act of electoral irresponsibility in totality, just as it commended the security agencies for arresting some of the electoral offenders and will be keenly following the matter in order to ensure that the cases are prosecuted to a logical conclusion.