The incumbent Governor of Ekiti State, Governor Kayode Fayemi has cast his vote in the ongoing governorship election in the state.
Naija News understands that the governor cast his vote at the Polling Unit 009 in Isan ward in the Oye Local Government Area of the State.
Fayemi after voting said he was impressed with the processes. He commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the early commencement of the election.
He charged citizens of the state to come out and vote for their preferred candidates to fulfil their civic duty. The Governor also admonished the electorates to be security conscious just as he noted that security agents are on the ground to ensure the peaceful exercise across all LGAs.
Fayemi said: “This morning, I cast my vote at my polling unit in Ward 11, Isan-Ekiti. I call on all eligible voters to come out to perform their civic duty & exercise their right to choose their leadership. You are enjoined to comply with the electoral rules and regulations. #EkitiDecides2022
“I urge all of us to remain vigilant and to accord the security agencies and other relevant authorities our full cooperation. The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.
“I wish to remind us that regardless of our partisan allegiances, we are all sons and daughters of this great state. Ekiti is ours to dwell in and build together. Let us vote to perpetuate our land’s heritage of honour and harmony. Ekiti a gbe wa o!”
Meanwhile, the Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Bisi Kolawole had earlier taken part in the process that will either see him emerge victorious or ousted by his counterparts in the ongoing governorship election in Ekiti State.
Naija News gathered that the governorship candidate cast his vote at Unit 001, Ward 8 in Efon-Ekiti, Efon local government area of the state.
Electorates have trooped out in their numbers to vote for their preferred governorship candidate. The electoral process would be held across the 16 local government areas of the state.
Voters are said to have arrived at various polling units as early as 6 am today for accreditation and voting.