COURT-ORDERED ELECTIONS PEACEFUL IN IMO STATE
The people of Okigwe, Isiala Mbano and Onuimo Federal Constituency of Imo State on Saturday (January 25) went to the polls to elect a representative in the National Assembly after an appeal court sitting in Owerri ordered a rerun of the election that brought Mr. Obinna Onwubuariri to a second term in office.
Supplementary elections are taking place in some wards in Orlu Local Government Area for Orlu/Orsu/ and Oru East Federal Constituency and Njaba State Constituency.
The exercise were peaceful so far in most of the polling units visited.
Accreditation and voting commenced as early as 8.30 in the morning in some of the voting centres.
Turn out of voters was also impressive in some centres in Isiala Mbano, Onuimo, Orlu and Njaba while some areas recorded low turn out.
No incident of card reader malfunction had been reported as at the time of filing this report.
The PDP candidate for Isiala Mbano/Okigwe/Onuimo Federal Constituency, Mr. Obinna Onwubuariri, who voted at his booth in Community Secondary School in Amaraku Isiala Mbano Local Government Area at about ten o’clock in the morning, expressed satisfaction with the conduct.
He commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies for the smooth conduct so far recorded and expressed the optimism that the outcome of the election would reflect the wish of the people.
The APC candidate for the same election, Princess Miriam Onuoha, also expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the exercise.
Radio Nigeria gathered that restriction order issued by security agencies was not strictly adhered to as there was free movement of vehicles in the areas where elections were taking place.