Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) for the early commencement of voting in the Governorship and House of Assembly elections across the State.
Answering questions from newsmen after casting his vote alongside his wife, Nkechi at Ward 7, Unit 032, Umuebere, Umuobiakwa, Obingwa LGA, Dr Ikpeazu noted that as early as 8-9 am, INEC Staff had started setting up in preparation for the day’s voting in over 90 percent of locations in the State.
According to him, today’s outing is far better than the February 25th Presidential and National Assembly elections.
He regretted that late arrival of voting materials during the presidential polls created chaotic scenes and expressed the hope that collation of results of today’s elections will commence on time.
He expressed joy with the calmness,peace and security that characterized the exercise in his area and hoped it will continue across the state.
Dr Ikpeazu said his greatest achievement in the state is peace, security and stability and implored Abians to vote for sustained peace and development in the state.