Presidential Election Update: Voters turn out to participate in presidential elections in Warri…Pastor Ayo, Others praise process
By Francis Sadhere
Voters in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State came out in their numbers to exercise their franchise in today’s presidential election as they left their houses to their various polling units as early as 7am.
At the Warri South INEC office, materials were still leaving to the various polling units at about 8:45am.
The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor who was accredited at about 11:15am while speaking to newsmen after his accreditation, said he was satisfied with the process of accreditation in his ward – Warri GRA, ward 5, unit 1&2, praying that the accreditation should accommodate all eligible voters in the country.
The CAN President said from reports he had received around the country, the voting process has been peaceful so far.
“From what I have seen so far it had gone well for me. My prayer is it goes for others the way it has gone for me because it will not be fair for people like us to pass through the process smoothly while others find it very hard. It is dangerous to do things half haphazardly. I urged Nigerians to vote their conscience. Vote your conscience means you should vote for someone that will represent your interest and will do the right thing for you and Nigeria,” Pastor Ayo said.
Also Speaking to journalists at the Warri South INEC office, the Warri South PDP Chairman, Hon. Amah Agbajo said though materials came on time, the distribution was very slow at INEC office. He also said he is having doubts on the use of the card readers, adding that it may not be able to register all eligible voters in the state.
At Ekurede/Ugbuwangwe ward 1,unit 4, accreditation was already going non at about 9:15am.
A PDP chieftain in the area, Mr. Vincent Uduaghan who spoke to our reporter said materials came on time and he is happy that people came out with their PVCs to vote.
At about 9:45am, the Warri South Chairman, Hon. Mofe Edema also told reporters at the GRA ward, units 3&4, that he was not too impressed with accreditation process, adding that late arrival of materials from INEC office stole two hours of the time.
Also at the same ward the APC Delta South Senatorial candidate, Hon. Yemi Emiko said he expects everything to go well, adding that he is optimistic that he is going to come out victorious at poll because the people want peace.
At GRA ward 5 unit 1&2. 10:40am accreditation has started . Okoh Destiny, one of the INEC official complained that the materials arrived late to unit, adding that the accreditation process has been peaceful so far.
He said accreditations were slow at the beginning due to the inability of the staff to use the card reader machines properly, but that the process later became faster when the ad hoc staff got used to the machines.