Edo Poll: Wike, APC express satisfaction in the electoral process

The just concluded Edo state governorship election of Saturday has got many people sharing their reactions on the electoral conduct.

In his reaction, the Rivers State governor who is also the Chairman of Edo state guber election campaign council, Nyesom Wike has said the All Progressive Congress is satisfied with the conduct of the elections.

Speaking through his Commissioner for Information and communication, Paulinus Nsirim, the governor stated their the violence recorded during the election was of minimal, giving the credit to the immense efforts of the security operatives.

According to him; “there was need for both the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies to ensure that nothing scuttles the remaining stages.

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“Like I have said before, election is not only about voting, the votes should be counted, then you proceed to collation stages; ward, local and state government levels. The collation stage is the critical period.

“So, I urge both INEC and security agencies to protect all the collation centres. When that is done, everybody who has voted will be happy to see that their will has prevailed,” he said.

The governor said when an electoral process is transparent with less violence and disenfranchisement, every participating political party will gladly accept its outcome.

“This may likely be the best election ever conducted in the history of Nigeria. But they must allow the process to continue to the end. Otherwise, they will destroy it.

“If it is APC that has won, let it be so. If it is PDP that has won, let it also be so. But I must tell that we are happy with what we have got.

“We have field report of results of over 2,000 polling units. It shows clearly that PDP is leading.

“I want to commend INEC so far. They have made sure that people voted in their various polling units.

“I want to also commend the security agencies so far, for also making sure that there were no much violence,” he added.

Meanwhile, our live result update of 1.25pm of Sunday showed that over 2400 polling u its has turned in their electoral result to the INEC office.

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