Polls: Ayade Votes, Happy With Peaceful Conduct, Voter Turnout (PICTURES)

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By CrossRiverWatch Admin

Cross River State governor, Senator Ben Ayade, has expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the Saturday’s Gubernatorial and State Assembly elections, describing the exercise and turnout as both peaceful and massive respectively.

Ayade accompanied by his wife, Linda, arrived Kakum Town Hall, Ipong polling unit, Obudu with registration area code CR/09 at about 10:54 AM where they were accredited and later exercised their franchise at 10:59 and 11:00 AM respectively.

Speaking shortly after casting his vote, Ayade said: “The attendance is much more today, very very massive. I can still see the same spirit of enthusiasm. This is my primary place of birth so definitely every son and daughter is here. In their large numbers, some have come from Lagos, come from Abuja just to come and cast their vote, so I am very happy that I see this massive turnout.”

When asked if he was optimistic about the outcome, he averred that: “Very optimistic. Let my three years plus in office be a validation of this my elections today.”

On the organization of the polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission, he said; “Perfectly, perfectly, well organized. The different units; we have almost six voting units and they are all voting, accreditation is going on simultaneously and that’s the situation I am getting from Calabar and across, it looks very peaceful.

“Experientially, INEC is getting better prepared and more prepared and that is why we get this kind of fast arrangement. And, I am very happy that at this time, in fact I have seen somebody who came to visit me in my house by 9:00 O’clock he had already voted.”

Also, he advised voters to be orderly in their conduct. He said: “Please, your power is in your vote. Cast wisely.”

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