The Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, and the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Dr. Victor Oye, on Saturday, commended the Independent National Electoral Commission and the security agencies, especially the police, for a peaceful, free and credible poll in Anambra State.
While Oye scored the security agencies 65 per cent, the bishop commended INEC for doing a good job.
Oye urged INEC to repeat a similar feat in the 2019 poll.
The APGA chief said, “Generally, the process was wonderful. I have always said that I have confidence in the Chairman of the INEC, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu,
“INEC and security agencies lived up expectations. INEC will write its name in gold if it conducts the 2019 general election in this way. I have witnessed elections in this country for 35 years. This is one of the best. Nobody was molested by the security agencies.”
Ezeokafor said INEC had made “significant improvement” in the electoral process
The bishop spoke after casting his votes at Nodu village hall, ward nine, Okpuno, Awka South Local Government Area of the state.
He expressed satisfaction with the way the electorate comported themselves in the election.
He said, “The large turnout of voters is an indication that the electorate still has confidence in the entire process and the umpire.”
He urged INEC not to betray the confidence reposed in it by giving the people of the state a result that would reflect the wishes of the people.
However, the candidate of the Progressives Peoples Alliance, Godwin Ezeemo, accused INEC of deliberately disenfranchising the electorate.
Source: ( Punch Newspaper)