A Federal Commissioner, Revenue Mobilization Allocation And Fiscal Commission, Mr Chris Akomas, has lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for early deployment of electoral materials during the Saturday’s Governorship and House of Assembly polls.
The former Deputy Governor, who spoke to Journalists on Saturday, at his Nenu residence in Obingwa LGA, also commended the security agencies for their show during the election, noting that Nenu as well as various parts of the State was peaceful during the election.
He scored INEC high in terms of logistics and putting a process that allowed voters exercise their civic responsibility, maintaining that the process allowed voters to cast their votes as expected.
On turnout of voters, Mr Akomas disagreed with reports that voter apathy marred the election, saying that the seamless process put up by INEC, made it easy for people to vote unlike in the first round of election where there were delays in the functioning of the BVAS.
He said the process relegated to the background, the piling of the voting population, contending that those who insist that the turnout is low, will be proved wrong when the results of the election is announced.
Mr Akomas also used the opportunity to appeal to those who will be eventual winners, to prioritize well in relation to the well-being of Abians and avoid embarking on projects because Akwa Ibom or Imo, Rivers State Governments, are doing same.
He urged the eventual winners to be transparent in the running of the affairs of the people just as he charged them not to make it look as if Abia has more than these States that are doing well whereas her allocation can’t be compared with Rivers among other States.Tags: 2023 General Election, Abia Politics, Chris Akomas