The Ekiti gubernatorial election has got off to a shocking start for most observers as Governor Ayodele Fayose is yet to been at his polling unit.
While the voting exercise is almost rounding off at polling unit 001, ward 1, Afao-Ekiti, Irepodun-Ifelodun local government area where Ayodele Fayose, incumbent governor of Ekiti state, is expected to vote the rambunctious governor is yet to exercise his right over three hours after the election started.
Some of the voters who arrived early expressed shock that the governor had not come to cast his vote, TheCable writes.
“We expected that Fayose will be the first to arrive here to vote and mobilise people, but we can’t understand why he’s yet to come,” a voter said.
“This is very unlike Fayose,” another voter said, with voting expected to end by 2pm.
Meanwhile, Kayode Fayemi, candidate of the APC and Kolpao Olusola of the PDP, have already voted.
One of the security operatives stationed at his country home less than two kilometers from the polling unit said the governor was still resting.
“He came into town last night, but he still resting and would come out to vote when he’s up,” one of the operatives said.
Elsewhere in the state, the exercise has been going on smoothly but there have been reports of inducement by both All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).