By Gladys Nweke
Political leaders, youths, and opinion leaders have commended the Indeendent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agents on peaceful elections in Etch. This was made known to journalists who monitored the two local government areas of Etche and Omuma local government areas of Rivers State.
On his part, Hon Charles Okechukwu Anyanwu, who expressed joy and enthusiasm towards the peaceful conduct of the election in his community, Ulakwo Etche, also commended the youths and women for conducting themselves in a peaceful manner for the presidential and national assembly elections today.
He said: “You can see the crowd of voters with their permanent voters card waiting to cast their votes to the candidate of their choice without violence, unlike what it used to be In the past.”
In another development, His Magesty, Eze Samuel Amaechi, Onye Ishi Agwuru Igbo Kingdom, also commended the peaceful conduct of the elections and urged the INEC to find a solution whereby voters can vote wherever they found themselves, not minding where they registered.
Eze Amaechi in his reaction said that his kingdom, Igbo clan, has always been peaceful in every election that has been conducted in his kingdom and also called on members of the public to come and establish investments in the area.
At the same vein, all the stakeholders in Omuma, Etche LGAs commended the INEC, security agents and youths for peaceful elections and and encouraged other parts of Rivers State to emulate the youths of these two Local Government Areas to conduct themselves in the way that would bring peace to their respective homes and not to be used by selfish politicians.