Enugu REC: Early voting, a promise we’ve fulfilled


Dr Emeka Ononamadu, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Enugu State, says INEC has fulfilled its promise of starting election at 8 a.m, as earlier made to the residents

Ononamadu, who spoke in Enugu on Saturday, noted that the early commencement and turnout of voters showed a lot of improvement in the electoral system in the state so far.

He noted that the commission had also not received any complaint of shortage of materials, both sensitive and non-sensitive from its field officers.

“We are happy that voting started simultaneously in all parts of the state at 8 a.m. dot, as earlier promised to the people.

“The commission is also happy for the turnout of voters as early as 8 a.m. to kick-start the ongoing voting process.

“All these show the commitment of INEC to get it right as well as the people to see that their chosen candidates emerged at the end of the day.

“It is also helping to deepen our democracy and the right we, the stakeholders, have to participate in elections and get things right,’’ he said.

The REC said that the commission’s office and information centre were open to receive any complaint or infractions that might affect the ongoing smooth voting process.

“Any complaint or challenge raised will be looked into and treated with dispatch,’’ he assured.