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Addressing newsmen in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said: “Talks of the use of soldiers to rig the election was a ploy by the APC to discredit the mandate freely given by Ekiti people and it won’t work

Governor Ahmed, who said this in a congratulatory message to the governor-elect on his success at the poll, noted that the fact that the election went peacefully and an incumbent, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, was defeated shows that Nigerians cherish democracy, especially when the atmosphere is conducive

While 300 of the observers are being stationed at specific polling units across the 16 council areas, 20 are mobile supervisors and all will employ what the TMG described as ‘Quick Count’ observation methodology and latest information and communication technology to observe the poll

The deployment comes as a reinforcement of other security measures already put in place by the Police, especially the deployment to strategic locations of the personnel of the Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counter-Terrorism Unit (CTU), the Bomb Disposal Unit, Mounted Troops and the Police Air-wing designed to effectively boost the integrity of the electoral process and ensuring an atmosphere of peace, orderliness, safety and security of persons, votes and all sensitive election materials during the June 21, 2014 governorship election in Ekiti State