Ekiti election: INEC has allayed my fears – Fayose


Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state says the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has allayed some of his fears concerning the July 14 governorship election in the state by answering positively some of the questions he posed to it.


Fayose was speaking yesterday in Abuja after he held a closed-door meeting with the chairman of the Commission Professor Mahmood Yakubu, together with the national commissioners.


The governor who described himself as a man of his words and action said he had gone through the whole process with the Commission, including what to expect from INEC, and they have promised not to descend to the arena.


“You don’t want to sit down there and assume anything, I am a man of actions, I am very pro-active and I will not take the chance.  I have asked a number of questions and they’ve answered me.  And they’ve gone through the whole process, what to expect from INEC, and they promised not to descend to the arena.


‘It (INEC) is a public office and any citizen of this country should be able to ask questions and I have come here to ask questions as it affects 2018 elections, July 14 in my state, and as it affects 2019 elections. I expressed my concerns, all that I have heard; all that is making around.”


He additionally described as shameful the alleged underage voting in the Kano state local government elections saying; “For the level of our democracy today, in 21st century, it is a shame.”


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