Chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Democratic People’s Party (DPP) have commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for ensuring smooth accreditation of voters in the Kogi Governorship election.
Mr James Faleke, the APC governorship running mate, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview, shortly after being accredited at his Oja Ode polling unit in Ekinrin-Adde ward of Ijumu Local Government Area, that the arrangement by INEC was impressive.
He commended INEC and security agencies for the measures put in place at making sure that the processes were peaceful.
Faleke also thanked the people of Ekinrin Adde and the entire Okun land for coming out en-masse for the accreditation.
“Victory belongs to God.
“All power belongs to God and I am optimistic that victory was sure”.
In a separate interview with NAN, Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim, DPP’s Governorship Candidate in the state, also commended the INEC for “job well done”.
Ibrahim also made the commendation shortly after being accredited at the polling unit located within the Crowther Memorial Anglican Church in Lokoja.
He expressed happiness over the timely arrival of INEC officials and election materials.
He said that with the Kogi experience, INEC had laid a foundation for the conduct of free, fair and credible election in the country.
Ibrahim was also full of praises for the voters for their enthusiasm, describing the whole situation in Lokoja as calm and peaceful.
The candidate was full of praises for the Inspector-General Police, Mr Solomon Arase, for deploying over 16, 000 policemen to the state, describing the measure as reassuring.
Also speaking with NAN in separate interview, a chieftain of APC in the state, Alhaji Kassim Mabo, lauded the peaceful nature of the exercise in the state.
Mabo, who spoke after undergoing accreditation at the polling unit at Maigari palace in Lokoja, said that no single negative incident was recorded since the exercise commuted at 8 a.m.
He also commended the security arrangement put in place by the police and other security agencies. (NAN)