Delta State Governor and the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has expressed confidence of emerging victorious in Saturday’s Poll.
Speaking to Journalists after casting his vote at about 8:40 am, at his polling unit, Ward 2, Omi Primary School, Owa- Alero, Ika North-East Local Government Area, Governor Okowa said, “by the grace of God, I will emerge victorious; I have partnered with Deltans, I have worked with them, and by God’s grace, a lot of them will vote for me.”
“The only thing we are doing is to ensure that those who planned to use thugs to disrupt the elections will be handled by the security agencies because, aside plans to disrupt the elections, it would be a no contest situation,” Governor Okowa who was beaming with confident smile said.
“I don’t have the reasons to think the election will go the other way. If I don’t win all the local governments, I will surely win at least in 24 Local governments.”
He continued, “so far, the electoral process is peaceful, and we pray to God that it remains peaceful; people are coming out in their large numbers to cast their votes, a lot of votes have been cast already despite the fact that it is still very early in the day; we hope that the voting process remains peaceful across the state.”
On his assessment of the elections, the governor said, “I believe the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has done well, everything appears to be working well, but, the day is just starting and of course, we are still perfecting our system but, the best thing is the effectiveness of the response to handle any challenge as they occur by the INEC officials.”
“INEC did well to deploy a lot of youth corpers at each polling unit, that has made the job easy as they assist themselves, we can see that there is a lot of assistance to each other,” Governor Okowa asserted, expressing hope that such would be replicated across the state.