Supporters rides in a campaign bus of Nigeria's leading opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari and his unning mate Yemi Osinbajo in Lagos on January 24, 2015. Unknown gunmen stormed and bombed the site of a ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Abuja - Ahead of the Governorship and House of Assembly elections on Saturday, Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, said electoral authorities assured him there would not be a recurrence of the glitches experienced during the recent Presidential election.
He said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had promised him adequate arrangements had been put in place for the election.
“Observed lapses in the Presidential and National Assembly elections held on March 28 have been corrected to ensure early arrivals of materials and a well functioning card reader,” he said.
He added that the security agencies also assured of their readiness to confront trouble makers and ensure a peaceful conduct of the election.
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“We can make the work easier for them by ensuring that there is no breach of the peace. Let it be very clear that trouble makers will not be given a breathing chance before, during and after the election as the full wrath of the law awaits such people. People with fake uniforms posing as security agents will be fished out and dealt with,” the governor said.
He said the Saturday's election would mark a watershed in the annals of history in the state.
“With the conclusion of this election, I will hand over to a successor as chosen by you (voters) on May 29. As we go out to vote on Saturday please remember that it is not a do or die affair. We must follow the rules; do our accreditation using our permanent voters’ cards and wait patiently to cast our votes for the party of our choice.”
People’s Democratic Party candidate, Ifeanyi Okowa, and All Progressive Congress’ Olorogun Rita Emerhor are frontrunners to succeed Uduaghan (PDP), who has been at the helm of the oil-rich state since 2007.