Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has saluted the amount of people who came to vote for candidates of their choice in the Edo governorship election.
Governor Wike stated that there was minimal violence recorded because of the proactive measures deployed by the security agencies.
He Futher stated that elections doesn’t just end with voting, it is a process that includes counting of votes and collation.
He said with the voting concluded, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should work towards ensuring that nothing scatters the remaining stages.
Governor Wike pened: ‘Like I have said before, election is not only about voting, the votes should be counted, then you proceed to collation stages; Ward, Local and State Government levels. The collation stage is the critical period.
‘So, I urge both INEC and security agencies to protect all the collation centres. When that is done, everybody who has voted will be happy to see that their will has prevailed,’ he said.
‘This may likely be the best election ever conducted in the history of Nigeria. But, they must allow the process to continue to the end. Otherwise, they will destroy it.
‘If it is APC that has won, let it be so. If it is PDP that has won, let it also be so. But, I must tell that we are happy with what we have got.
‘We have field report of results of over 2,000 polling units. It shows clearly that PDP is leading.‘I want to commend INEC so far. They have made sure that people voted in their various polling units.‘I want to also commend the security agencies so far for also making sure that there was not much violence,’ he added.