The Governor of Abia State and the candidate for Abia South Senatorial District, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has called for an extension in voting hours due to late arrival of voting materials at polling units across Obingwa and the State in general.
Ikpeazu who spoke to newsmen after casting his vote at Umuebere Ward 7, polling unit 032, in Umuobiakwa, Obingwa LGA of Abia State, noted that it is expected that there should be an extension in the voting hours due to late arrival of sensitive and non-sensitive materials.
He said other places he got flyers from also indicated that officials of the commission arrived late, highlighting the need for INEC to extend the voting hours.
Governor Ikpeazu, charged Abians to exercise patience with the commission as they have constantly promised to deliver free, fair and credible elections, saying that it is not a time to panic, rather a time to exhibit patience with the electoral process.
On his chances of clinching the Abia South Senatorial seat, Ikpeazu said he is 95 percent optimistic to claim the seat, revealing that this is borne out of his performance over the years, saying it is on record that he delivered over 200 roads and the first flyover to the people of Abia South.
He commended INEC over the functionality of the Bi-modal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) , saying that the process was seamless in capturing his details.Tags: Abia Government, Abia Politics, apc, INEC, PDP