Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has cast his ballot at Omi Primary school ward 2 polling unit in Owa-Alero village of Ika North East Local Government Area.
Okowa, the opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP candidate performed his civic duty to retain his position which is being contested by 49 other candidates of various parties, notably, the ruling party’s candidate of All Progressives candidate, Great Ogborou.
The governor arrived the center at about 8:20am, exchanged pleasantries with party supporters before getting accredited, and subsequently voting.
Earlier, the governor’s family members went through the same exercise, which was conducted in a peaceful and organized environment, largely due to the presence of heavily armed law enforcement agents.
Commenting on the turnout, Okowa commended the electorates and the Independent National Electoral Commission officials for conducting a hitch free exercise.
According to the governor, ” I am really pleased at the way things are handled in this polling unit. The electorates are really committed because they came quite early and won’t be leaving until votes are counted. If election is conducted like this in every center, then you can be sure of a free and fair election.”
He also commended the law enforcement agencies for arresting political thugs that came in from neighboring Edo state, saying the move accounted for the conducive polling environment.
On whether or not he was sure of victory at the end of the election, Okowa’a response was, “ we are sure of victory. It’s a sone deal. We are only coming here because it is the prerequisite for a political office. I know my state indigenes are behind me because I have not failed them. “
The governor seeking reelection said he will continue to prioritize the needs of his people.