Port Harcourt – Some party and security agents in Obio/Akpor LGA have commended the peaceful conduct of the re-run election in the wards and units of the area.
The agents, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) after the exercise in the area on Saturday, said that the election was also free, fair and transparent.
Mr Henry Ohia, a PDP agent in Ward 2, Unit 11, said he was satisfied with the way the re-run election was conducted.
According to him, I am satisfied with the conduct of the election in my area and I wish that subsequent elections will be like this in the state.
Also speaking, the APC agent, Godwin Onukem, said that everything concerning the exercise was fine.
He specifically commended the card reader, saying it was very effective.
Another PDP agent, Anele Wachukwu, who alleged the use of fake materials in Ward 16, Unit 17 caused voters to stop voting, said that his party later directed that they should allow the election to go on.
He said that he raised the alarm because he allegedly did not see INEC signature on the result sheet but after much explanation from the INEC officials and the party directives, the election went on smoothly.
A voter in Ward 15, Unit 8 of the LGA, Mr Awaji Vincent, expressed confidence in the electoral process, especially in the card reader and security operatives.
He stated that the election was credible.
Mrs Justina Nwoke, the Deputy Superintendent of the Nigeria Civil Defence Corps in Ward 2, Unit 10 and 11, said she was happy with the peaceful conduct of the election.
According to her, if elections in the state will continue to be peaceful in every unit, ward and local government, the people will always be ready to go out and vote.
A police officer, Sgt. Philip Etim, urged the people of the state to continue with such a peaceful conduct of election.
Many of the voters waited after voting untill the end of the election to hear the results in their respective polling units.(NAN)