By Michael Odiah
Delta Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has called on Nigeria electoral umpire, INEC to keep Nigerians hopes alive by doing the right thing this time.
Okowa stated this at Eghoma Primary School, Owa-Alero in Ika North-East local government area at his polling unit just after casting his vote in the gubernatorial and state assembly elections hodlding today.
He stressed that “I hope that INEC will stay credible so that Nigerians will still have hope in INEC unlike what happened that we all suspect, but we are hoping that the BVAS works and that results will be electronically transmitted.
“I’ve just cast my vote, everything is working perfectly here at least in my unit. I’ve been talking to security agencies across the state, there has been an issue of people not been able to move to vote because of restriction of movement but we hope that will lighten up soon.”
He revealed that there had been an intelligence that some people planned to disrupt the voting process, “that’s why the security agencies are on red alert. We also got information that some people plan to impersonate the police and military with their uniform, but so far nothing of such.”
While speaking on voters turnout, Governor Okowa stated that “It’s just about 10:00am and I believe a lot of people are still going to come out, we still have 4-5hours and we believe people are going to come out, they are already coming out in trickles.
“I call on all Nigerians to come out enmass and cast their votes, you don’t something going bad and watch to go completely bad.” He added.