The Political/Economic Chief, United States Consulate, Lagos, Mr Osman Tat, has expressed the United States of American Government interest and readiness to monitor the July 14th governorship election in Ekiti State before and after. He said American government expects nothing less than credible and fair exercise in the July 14 governorship poll.
Osman Tat stated this in Ado-Ekiti during a courtesy visit to the State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose on Wednesday in Ado Ekiti.
In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Idowu Adelusi, yesterday, the envoy was quoted as saying that the conduct of the poll should set a higher standard in the organisation of elections in the country.
“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.