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Anambra election: APC candidate commends electoral process

3. The candidate of the All Progressives Congress at the ongoing Anambra State governorship election, Andy Uba, cast his vote around 11-25 a.m. on Saturday.

Senator Andy Uba, candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the ongoing Anambra State governorship election, has commended the country’s electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission on the smooth conduct of the ongoing election in Anambra State.

He made the commendation during a press interview in Uga, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra on Saturday when he arrived at his Uga Ward 1 to cast his vote at polling unit 17.

He expressed satisfaction with the voters’ presence at the ward and encouraged the voters to vote out non-performing political parties.

Uba urged voters who are yet to come out to do so to vote for their choice candidate.

Peter Ezenwajiaku, a voter, said he got to the polling point as early as 7 am and had to wait till officials arrived about 8:40 am.

Ezenwajiaku said the delay in the time scheduled for the election by the officer of the election team was not a good one and hoped that the time lost would be extended for the voters to vote.

He said it was impressive to see the election move on well with the peaceful manner that voters had conducted themselves at the moment and prayed that it would end peacefully.

Linus Egbunine, a party agent for the All Progressives Congress, said the election process is moving on very well as the fear of attack has been overruled with the presence of security officers.

Egbunine said he was happy that people came out to vote despite all the fears entertained before now and hoped that other voters still at home will brave it and come out to vote.

Pius Ezegbo, a party agent of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, said that voters were not much at the moment but believes that with time more people may come out.

Favour Okeke, a voter, said she was yet to vote because the machine in 018 did not recognise her so she was asked to wait till the technician arrives to sort out the challenges.

Nwagbueze Okafor said that people are out in their numbers to vote but the accreditation is very slow and hope it would be restored soon.

He said to vote is his civic duty and that he would use this time to support good governance through his vote.

Nwakego Offor said that everyone is patiently waiting for the machine to be fast in attending to the voters before the voting time laps by 2:30 pm.

A polling officer, who did not want to mention his name, disclosed that 560 voters were registered in the ward.

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