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Electorates hail Jega over conduct of presidential poll

Enugu – Some electorate in Enugu have applauded INEC boss, Prof. Attahiru Jega, for a peaceful and successful conduct of the presidential election in Enugu State.

Many  interviewed  said they were happy as there were no cases of violence or disorder in any part of the state.

Anglican Bishop of Enugu, Rt. Rev Emmanuel Chukwuma, told newsmen at Okpara Square polling centre that the presidential election was peaceful and calm.

He said that INEC lived up to expectation by ensuring that materials were distributed in time to polling stations.

“By 12 noon, many stations had finished accreditation and voting commenced at the right time,’’ he said.

“INEC will be acceptable as a credible Commission capable of conducting credible elections.’’

In his remarks, Chief Nduka Eya, Secretary-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, said after he had voted that INEC had a chairman with a difference.

“I am appealing to all field officers of INEC because that is where the problem is; to follow the example of their leader Attahiru Jega, professor.

“He has shown us that he is a man of integrity.’’

Eya expressed optimism that the governorship and states Houses of Assembly elections would go the same way.

Mrs Rita Iloabuchi, another elector, said she was happy that she exercised her franchise without experiencing any rancour.

According to her, the development means that INEC has improved on its operations. (NAN)


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