River State Governor Nyesom Wike; Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde have hailed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and security agencies ahead of the announcement of the Edo State governorship election result.
The three PDP Governors also called on the various stakeholders in the election to ensure the collation centres are well secured against unforeseen intrusion.
They made their respective statements while addressing reporters in Benin City, the Edo State capital on Saturday, during the governorship election.
The Governors commended INEC and those in charge of security for conducting what they described as a peaceful election in the state.
“The Edo election has been quite peaceful and I want to commend everybody for the peace we have enjoyed,” Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, to Governor Obaseki, Crusoe Osagie, quoted Wike as saying.
Wike, however, said he believes that problems do not arise at the election but during collation.
He then called on the electoral umpire to fulfil its promise of releasing the Edo election results at real-time.
“We are very happy with the election so far. But you cannot find a security presence at the ward collation centres. After results have been announced at polling units, we expect that police presence will be more at the ward collation centres,” Wike said.