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Benue: Ortom, Mark, Others hail INEC For Early Delivery Of Electoral Materials

9 March 2019 News


Governor Samuel Ortom has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission for early delivery of election materials in most parts of the state.

He made the commendation at Government Secondary School, Gbajimba, Guma Local Government area shortly after casting his vote along with his wife, Dr. Eunice.

Governor Samuel Ortom and his wife Eunice that their polling unit for the governorship election in Benue state

He stated that the early delivery of election materials was an indication that voting started on time in most parts of the state which will make it possible for the process to be completed on time and results declared.

The Governor however lamented the disruption of voting process in some places where election materials were destroyed and expressed hope that security would work hard to curtail such occurrences.

Similarly, Benue State Deputy Governor Engineer Benson Abounu commended the security arrangements in place during the Gubernatorial and House of Assembly election.

Engineer Abounu made this known shortly after casting his vote at the Ode market polling unit, otukpo icho.

According to him, the police were able to apprehend some Intruders who had planned to cause violence at some polling units.

The Deputy Governor who described the whole process as peaceful also praised the electorate for conducting themselves orderly and expressed optimism that the PDP will come out victorious while also commending INEC for beginning the process early.

In an interview with Radio Nigeria, former Senate president, Senator David Mark described the process as peaceful and called on senators of the ninth assembly to conduct the Affairs of the legislature in a manner that will deepen democracy in Nigeria.

On his part in a telephone interview from OGBADIBO,a Don at the Benue State polytechnic,Mr.Andrew Idoko expressed satisfaction with INEC for improving on the card readers that enhanced quick accreditation and voting.


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