The U.S. government and delegates of European Union have pledged to monitor events before, during and after the upcoming governorship election in Ekiti State on Saturday, July 14, 2018.
US Consular General, F. John Bray had disclosed this during his visit to Ado Ekiti government house on Friday, July 14, 2018.
He said the government expects nothing less than credible and fair exercise in the July 14 election.
The federal government have reportedly deployed no fewer than 30,000 security forces to the State ahead of the election, to maintain a peaceful electoral process.
The state had in the last 48 hours, been in the face media after the Governor was reportedly teargassed during the PDP rally in Ado Ekiti
The US envoy said: “We are here to see the governor, to assess the situation of things and 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.
U.S. envoy, according to report, are particularly interested in the election because the opposition party controls Ekiti State.
Fayose commended the American government for taking interest in the election.
Meanwhile, the National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, has warned that there will be crisis in the country, if the poll is rigged.
“Our security agencies and INEC should not be deceived into rigging elections,” he said.
The PDP standard-bearer, Prof. Kolapo Olusola described the APC’s bid to must win the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State as “wishful thinking.”