By Chinedu Adonu
ENUGU – GOVERNOR Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state has expressed joy over the mammoth crowd witnessed in his ward, Amube Orba in Udenu local government area of the state during the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Gov Ugwuanyi who casted his vote around 10:23am, stated that election was going on smoothly that “all we do is to give God praises. So far so good and we commend INEC and the electorates for their commitment and resilience.
“Enugu state is in the hands of God, so far so good,” he told journalists.
Similarly, Nsukka/Igbo-Eze South Federal House of reps candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Hon. Patrick Asadu briefing journalists after casting vote around 12:00pm said that democracy is alive comparing the large number of electorates in his ward.
Hon Asadu who commended the electorates for conducting themselves in a peaceful manner, urged his opponents to accept Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC’s result at the end of election.
“What i saw today shows that democracy is alive in Nigeria. The crowd today at this ward is what I expected.
“I urge all the contestants to accept result and whoever wins should carry others along”, He said.
Also speaking briefly after casting vote, the All Progressive Congress, APC, Senatorial candidate of Enugu North, Hon Eugene Odo, said that he is confident of winning the election.
Hon Odo who lamented the absence of security personnel in some puling unit, pointed out that thugs tried to snatch ballot boxes in the zone.