By Jimitota Onoyume

Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and security agencies have been urged to ensure materials arrive early in riverine communities of Delta  State to enhance participation of the electorate in the exercise.

File photo: Police guard some INEC’s voting material during election.

Former Chief of Staff, Government House, Delta State, Chief Solomon Areyenka, the Eson of Warri Kingdom who made the appeal yesterday in Koko, headquarters of Warri North Local Government Area of the state, said the  election was slightly delayed in several riverine  communities in Warri North because of late arrival of materials during the Presidential and National Assembly elections, adding that this time,  INEC and security agencies should work out modalities for early arrival of materials from the state capital.

Areyenka also thanked electorates in the council for voting massively for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the during the Presidential and National Assembly elections, urging them to vote  Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and the PDP’s candidate for the state House of Assembly seat  in the area come March 9.

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“The slogan is that Governor Okowa should be re elected for a second term. Power rotation must be respected. He should be allowed to continue his good works all over the state. Let me thank all who voted for the PDP in the last Presidential and National Assembly election. Let’s do it again on March 9 for the PDP,” he said.

He commended security agencies for their effort in ensuring that the election was peaceful in the council, pleading that they should work with INEC this Saturday’s election to see that the election smoothly take off in all the riverine communities as scheduled.


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