Nwoye, Obiano express mixed feelings over arrival of election materials

Semiu Salami
Semiu Salami
Obiano and Nwoye

Anthony Nwoye, the PDP candidate in the Anambra governorship election, has decried the late arrival of election materials to some areas considered to be his stronghold, just as the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate, Willie Obiano, commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), saying that things were moving accordingly.

Both APGA and PDP candidates come from Aguleri and Nsugbe communities respectively in Anambra East Local Council Area of the state and both communities are about 20 minutes drive away from each other.

Observations revealed that election materials arrived Nwoye’s polling unit located at Ilo-abito square, Nsugbe Ward one, at about 9.40 a.m. while it arrived at Obiano’s polling unit at Eri Primary School Ward one at about 10 02 a.m.

However, Nwoye in an interview, alleged that the delay was a ploy by the opposition to disenfranchise voters in his area.

“My finding is that it is a desperate move by my opposition to win the election. I gathered that materials arrived other polling booths as early as 6.30 a.m. but as you can see, no material has arrived my polling booth for inexplicable reasons.

“I have called the federal commissioner in charge of the South East to make my complaints known to him and he expressed shock.

“For materials that moved since last night to local government areas not to have reached polling booths by this time, is an attempt to provoke the youths and disenfranchise them,” he said.

The PDP candidate however, expressed confidence that he would be elected governor at the end of the poll.

In his remarks, Obiano, after his accreditation at about 10.30 a.m., simply said: “So far, INEC is doing well.”

Meanwhile, accreditation in most of the polling units visited in the area have been peaceful and orderly while also witnessing a large turn-out of voters in the various units visited.

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