The Nasarawa State Deputy Governor, Dr Emmanuel Akabe, has commended the peaceful conduct of the Local Government elections in the state.
Dr Akabe gave this commendation immediately after casting his vote at Fanke polling unit in Doma Local Government on Wednesday.
Akabe said he was impressed by the turnout of people to exercise their franchise.“As you can see, the election is free and fair, people are voting their choice candidates, and there is no violence, the turnout is impressive, both elderly, young men and women have come out to exercise their franchise,” he said.
Speaking on late arrival of election materials, he said the materials had arrived on Tuesday night in a very good time and was kept in the police station for security reason.He, therefore, commended Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC) for a job well done for the entire Nasarawa State.“I think, I would commend the Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission for ensuring that materials reached here in time.
They are not only responsible for Doma LGA but the entire state, I give them credit for that,” he said.Speaking on accepting the outcome of the elections, Akabe said anybody that emerges winner must have been ordained by God, irrespective of the political parties.
“Once the people speak, there is nothing anybody would do as the voice of the people is the voice of God, so anybody that eventually becomes a winner is the will of God,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Nasarawa State Local Government election was characterised by voters apathy and late arrival of the elections materials in some polling units.
NAN also reports that security was beefed up in strategic places and around polling units in Lafia and Doma Local Government Areas, respectively. (NAN)