Saturday, March 19, 2016 3:28 pm
Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has expressed satisfaction with the security situation in the state as the people vote to elect their representatives in the state and national legislatures.
But he expressed displeasure about the electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission.
He complained about the preparedness of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the elections because of the late arrival of polling materials.
Speaking after he voted at Ward 9 Unit 7 in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area on Saturday, Governor Wike said that information available to him indicate that INEC failed to take necessary measures to ensure credible polls.
He said: “It is obvious that INEC was not prepared for the re-run elections. They refused to tell members of the public the challenges they hard “.
The accreditation process for the governor was cumbersome as two card readers were used severally before the governor was eventually passed to vote. However, his wife, Justice Suzette Nyesom-Wike was accredited smoothly.
The re-run elections were ordered by the court, which cancelled earlier polls held in the 2015 general elections.
Wike voted at Unit 7, Ward 9 in Rumueprikom, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, at 11.57a.m. after going through an accreditation process using the card reader.
Meanwhile, in Bera community in Khana Local Government Area, some youths prevented INEC officials from distributing election materials on the allegation that the materials were fake.