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Kwara Bye-Election Peaceful, Says REC


The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Kwara, Garba Madami, has described the Ekiti/Isin/Oke-Ero and Irepodun federal constituency bye-election as peaceful.

Madami said this on Saturday in Omu-Aran, the headquarters of Irepodun Local Government area of the state while speaking with newsmen.

He said Nigerians should emulate the people of the constituency because of the way they conducted themselves during the election on Saturday.

“I am very happy with the turn out of voters and the peaceful way the people here have conducted themselves.

“This is how elections should be. This is the spirit of election and I want Kwarans to keep this up and Nigerians should emulate them” Madami said.

He said the reports he has received are positive, except for some places where there were card readers hitches which were resolved.

He urged Nigerians with defaced cards to approach his office for a replacement as they may have problems voting.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the bye-election became necessary after the death of incumbent Ms. Funke Adedoyin, on Friday, September 28, in Abuja.