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Election: Octogenarian votes, rallies support for Ugwuanyi


Enugu – An 85 year old voter in Umuaram Ikem in Isiuzo Local Government Area of Enugu State, Mrs Caroline Odoh has thrown support for the re-election of Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
Odoh, who is a widow, gave her blessings to the governor on Saturday after casting her vote in Ikem Ward 2.
The octogenarian who defied her fragility supported by her walking stick was one of earliest voters in the ward.
She said that though she had not seen the governor before but she was impressed with the stories of his benevolence.
“I came out to vote for the governor because of what I hear about him. I want him to help me because I am suffering and rely on others to eat,” she said.
Odoh said that her only female child got married to a man in one of the states in western part of the country but had not been taking care of her.
“I want the governor to win in order to remember me. Give him this message to help me in my current condition,” Odoh said.
Meanwhile, Electoral Officers in the ongoing have expressed happiness in the smooth conduct of the governorship and state assembly elections in the state.
The Supervisory Presiding Officer at Mbulu Owelua Ward 6 in Enugu East Local Government Area of the state, Mr Frank Onaga, said that the exercise had been seamless.
Onaga said that they had not experienced card reader issues that were beyond what they could handle.
The Presiding Officer II in Ikem Ward II, Isiuzo Local Government Area, Mr Ifeanyi Azubuike, said that the card reader had not malfunctioned.
Azubuike said that they resorted to the voters’ register each time the card reader failed to authenticate a voter.
He however, said that such cases had been few and far between. (NAN)

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