The European Union Ambassador to Nigeria, Ketil Karlsen, said he was hopeful the people’s votes would count in the Osun State governorship election.
Karlsen, who was among the election observers, told journalists in Iragbiji, Osun State, on Saturday that the EU was hopeful the poll would be a model for the 2019 general elections.
He described the Osun voters as peaceful and calm and also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission for the manner it planned the exercise.
Although Karlsen said he wouldn’t be able to make a final judgment of the quality of the election until it was over, he commended the voters for being “very calm and well-behaved.”
He also encouraged them not to sell their votes, saying vote-buying was as big an offence as election rigging.