Ebonyi REC commends voters for peaceful conduct as polls end in Ebonyi

#TrackNigeria: Prof. Godswill Obioma, the Ebonyi Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) has commended voters in the state for peaceful conduct in the Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Obioma said at a briefing with journalists on Saturday in Abakaliki after monitoring ongoing sorting, collation and counting of results in some polling units in Abakaliki.

“Voting in the presidential and national assembly elections have ended and collation of results is ongoing in all the 171 registration areas in Ebonyi.

“We did electronic monitoring from our situation room, got reports from our officials and other election observers which indicates a large turnout and peaceful polls across the state.

“We commend Ebonyi electorate on peaceful conduct and reaffirm our earlier resolve that votes must count and that no votes not legitimately earned will be counted”, Obioma said.

The resident commissioner also commended the Police and other security operatives for providing adequate security during the polls.

Meanwhile, sorting, counting and collation have began in all the polling units in the 171 registration areas in the state while final results are being awaited.

Mr Vitalis Nwankwo, the Presiding Officer at Izzi Unuhu polling unit in Abakaliki local government area added that sorting, counting and collation of results had started.

At Oraeri polling unit in Ndiegu ward 1 in Abakaliki local government area, sorting, counting and collation were under way while crossing of unused ballot papers were also in process.

Mr Philemon Onu, Supervisory Presiding Officer of Ndiegu ward 2 said that counting of ballot in the 16 polling units and 27 voting points were underway while final result would be announced at collation centres in St Theresa Catholic Cathedral. (NAN)

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