By Festus Ahon
ASABA-UNLIKE the last Presidential and National Assembly elections, election materials were distributed early most parts of the State with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa casting his vote in his hometown, Owe-Alero, Ika North East Local Government Area of the State.
Our correspondent who monitored the elections in Asaba, Agbor, and it’s environs reports that the election were going on peacefully in most of the polling units visited at press time.
There was large turnout of voters at Uzoigwe Primary School,
Ward 09 of Oshimili South Local government area. The situation is same at Asaba Primary school ward 04.
Okowa who is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, expressed confidence that voters would renew his mandate for another four years..
The Governor who voted at exactly 8.40am at unit 03 of ward 02 (Oni Primary School), Owa-Alero in Ika North-East Local Government Area, told newsmen that his administration has partnered very well with the peoples to warrant a renewal of the mandate.
He however expressed concern about the threats by a section of the political class to disrupt the process with thugs allegedly imported from neighbouring Edo State.
He commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC for deploying more corps members for the conduct of the election.
He said: “I will emerged victorious at the end of the day. We have partnered well with Deltans in the last four years, and I and very convinced that they will vote for me.
“But the only thing is those planning to disrupt the election with thugs from Edo State, but God will not allow that to happen”.