Ike Nnachi, Abakaliki
Speaker of Ebonyi State House of Assembly and governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Francis Nwifuru has commended the process of the election so far.
Nnwifuru who voted at his Edukwu Okemini polling unit at about 9:20am lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for ensuring a smooth and hitch free exercise.
The speaker also expressed satisfaction at the turnout of voters at the polling unit and by implication the entire state.
He expressed confidence that he will emerge victorious at the polls.
He was accompanied his wife, Uzoamaka Nwifuru.
He said: “I am grateful to INEC because you can see that it didn’t take me more than two minutes to be accredited and vote. That shows that INEC prepared very well for the election.”
“And so far, security is very normal, everybody is going about their business and people are voting without any quarrel or rancour. That shows security agencies are on top of the situation”
“The turn out is impressive. This is after 9 am and you can see that many people are already here to cast their votes,” he said.
Voting commenced in most polling units in Abakaliki metropolis and others parts of the state at about 8am.
Voters in Abakaliki commended INEC for putting together a better logistics arrangement than was experienced in the presidential election which led to early arrival of electoral officers and materials.