NigeriaDecides2019: Voting Commences in Okpanam, As Delta Information Commissioner Joins Early Voters

Patrick Ukah Casting His Vote
Delta State Commissioner for Information, Patrick Ukah Casting His Vote

Voting Exercise has begun in Okpanam Town, close to Asaba, in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State which is currently witnessing a huge turnout of voters.

Amongst the first voters were
Obi Victor Nwokobia, the fifth who cast his vote at 9:20 am and the Delta State Commissioner for Information, Chief Patrick Ukah who voted afterwards at Ward 9, Unit 3.

Speaking to Journalists after the exercise, Obi Nwokobia said, “I have done my Civic Right which is voting my conscience”.

Obi Nwokobia
Obi Nwokobia

He however opined that the system of voting needs to be addressed in order not to confuse voters.

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In a brief remark after his exercise, Chief Patrick Ukah flanked by his wife, said that the voting process is going well and hoped that the process remains calm till the end.

Patrick Ukah flanked by his Wife at the Polling Center
Patrick Ukah flanked by his Wife at the Polling Center

The commissioner however, expressed worries at the malfunctioning of some card readers, adding that some of the adhoc staff, appears inexperienced in handling the machine.

Okpanam Voters
Okpanam Voters

He commended the security agencies for their professionalism so far and urged them to continue.

Also expressing satisfaction with the process, Barr. Ben Okonkwor, an APC chieftain who was among the early voters, said that the process is much more better than what was anticipated. “We pray that it continues till the end of the exercise.”

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He commended the huge turnout and appealed that the voting process be extended to enable all electorates exercise their franchise.

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