Rivers LG elections: Wike committed to deepening democracy – Nsirim

Rivers Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr Paulinus Nsirim, says Gov. Nyesom Wike is committed to deepening democracy in country.

Nsirim said this statement in Port Harcourt on Sunday and attributed successful conduct of concluded local government council in the state as a testament of Wike’s resolve to advance democracy.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports voters went to the polls on Saturday to elect officials of the 23 Local Government Areas (LGA) in the state.

“Gov. Wike has, the orderly and peaceful conduct of this local government council election, demonstrated his commitment to deepening democracy in the country.

“The governor has been an advocate of credible and transparent conduct of , and is what we witnessed in the .

“All over the state, we peaceful, credible and transparent conduct of elections,” Nsirim stated.

The commissioner commended the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RISEC) for conducting free, , credible and peaceful local government elections in the 23 LGAs.

He observed that distribution of election materials, accreditation of voters and counting and recording of votes were conducted transparently.

“The security agencies also conducted themselves professionally before, during and after the elections.

“Also, the electorate conducted themselves peaceful manner casting their votes candidates of their choice at the various polling units.

“Similarly, the candidates of all the parties and their agents for their peaceful and orderly disposition in participating in the exercise,” he said. (NAN)