The United States Government has said it expects nothing less than credible and fair exercise in the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State.
This was stated in Ado-Ekiti by the Political/Economic Chief, United States Consulate, Mr. Osman Tat, during a courtesy visit to Governor Ayodele Fayose, on Wednesday, in Ado Ekiti.
Tat stated that the interest of U.S was to ensure that a free and fair election is being conducted in order to set a higher standard in organisation of election in the country.
In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Idowu Adelusi, on Thursday, the envoy was quoted as saying, “We are here for the monitoring of events leading to the conduct of the governorship election in the state.
“We are here to see the governor, to assess the situation of things and to dialogue with him on preparations for the election. America is interested in the election.
“We are to monitor purposely to ensure free, fair, transparent election. We are to ensure that there is no violence or intimidation of voters during the election.
” To ensure that the election is credible. Ekiti is controlled by the opposition party and that is why the US is interested in the election,” Tat said.