THE Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has boasted of landslide victory for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State while hinting at voter apathy nationwide during the governorship and State House of Assembly elections.
After voting by 10:28 on Saturday, at polling Unit 003, Amachalla, Mpu, Aninri Local Government Area, Enugu State, he described the process at his polling unit as smooth “for now.” He added that, “there appeared to be a general low turnout of voters across the country.”
Ekweremadu, who voted along with his wife, also noted that “I can only speak for where I am right now. I am happy with the process here. The voters are orderly and the security men are also responsible in their behaviour. The ad hoc staff are also very responsive and doing the job as expected.
He said: “The card reader seems to be working today, and I believe that even the atmosphere itself is also cordial. This is exactly what a voting environment should look like. I just hope and believe that the same thing is happening in every other place.”
He however expressed concern that , “there appeared to be a general low turnout of voters across the country.”
In a statement by his media adviser, Uche Anichukwu, the Deputy President of the Senate described as bright the chances of victory for the PDP governorship candidate and incumbent governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
“Enugu is essentially a PDP state; the governor has done extremely well and he is in touch with the people. He campaigned and deserves victory; I didn’t see other candidates campaigning. You can’t get votes when you don’t campaign so it is obvious he will win,” he stressed.