AFTER casting his ballot at Ward 10, Unit 1, Iyamo, Edo North Senatorial District, Governor Adams Oshiomhole was in a boisterous mood yesterday.
The governor, who spoke to reporters after casting his vote, said democracy has finally come to stay, because his democratic tenet of one-man, one-vote has become a model in the Southsouth state. He said: “My joy is that the people are ready to celebrate democracy.”
He, however, noted that there were isolated cases of disorder, from the information he got from the field, adding that a card reader was stolen at Esan Central and that there was shooting in Emu village in Esan South East.
After casting his ballot, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Deputy Governorship candidate, Phillip Shuaibu, gave kudos to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for good planning and organisation.
He said: “The exercise shows that INEC is prepared with the orderly manner the election is going. I think they did well, because the election was well conducted. I am particularly impressed by card readers, which is very fast today.
“We thank God for giving us a favourable weather, which makes everybody to come out and vote. My political units, has been peaceful despite various threats from the PDP.
“We are a proponent of one-man-one-vote. As far as crusade of one-man-one-vote is concerned today, it was initiated and launched in Edo State by Governor Adams Oshiomhole. And every other place that the issues of one-man-one-vote is being canvassed in this country, you must make reference to Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and APC.” he said
Source: The Nation