Election 2019 Update Delta Decides: Okowa says will emerge victorious Published 2 months ago on March 9, 2019 By Anastacia Eluwa-Asaba Share Tweet As governorship and State House of Assembly elections have been going on smoothly without any recorded violence in Delta State, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has expressed confidence that he will emerge victorious at the end of the exercise. Governor Okowa spoke to newsmen yesterday shortly after casting his vote at about 8:40 am at his Ward 2, Unit 3, Omi Primary School, Owa-Alero in Ika North-East Local Government Area of the state. The Governor, adorned with white long sleeve shirt, white trouser, white fez cap and black shoes was accompanied to the voting centre by his wife, Dame Edith and his children who voted in different polling units in the same Ward 2. According to the governor, “By the grace of God, I will emerge victorious; I have partnered with Deltans, I have worked with them, and by God’s grace, a lot of them will vote for me.” “The only thing we are doing is to ensure that those who planned to use thugs to disrupt the elections will be handled by the security agencies because, aside plans to disrupt the elections, it would be a no contest situation,” Governor posited. He continued, “so far, the electoral process is peaceful, and we pray to God that it remains peaceful; people are coming out in their large numbers to cast their votes, a lot of votes have been cast already despite the fact that it is still very early in the day; we hope that the voting process remains peaceful across the state.” On his assessment of the elections, the governor said, “I believe the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has done well, everything appears to be working well, but, the day is just starting and of course, we are still perfecting our system but, the best thing is the effectiveness of the response to handle any challenge as they occur by the INEC officials.” “INEC did well to deploy a lot of youth corpers at each polling unit, that has made the job easy as they assist themselves, we can see that there is a lot of assistance to each other”, Okowa asserted. He further expressed the hope that such would be replicated across the state. Nigerian Pilot gathered that voting commenced at exactly 8 am at the polling stations. On his part, the incumbent member representing Ika North-East state constituency at the Delta State House of Assembly and Candidate of PDP for Ika North-East, Hon. Anthony Elekekwuri expressed satisfaction with the entire process, hoping that he will emerge the winner at the end of the exercise. Some polling stations visited by Nigerian Pilot including Agadagidi Civic Centre Umunede, Issele-Uku Ward 7, Unit 4 and Unit 5, amongst others. 1,275 total views, 15 views today Related Posts Delta guber poll: I’ll challenge Okowa to a debate, says OcheiAll Progressives Congress, APC governorship hopeful in Delta State, Rt. Hon. Victor Ochei has challenged… Delta: Itsekiri youths endorse Gov. Okowa for 2nd termItsekiri National Youth Congress (INYC) has endorsed the re-election bid of Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of… Delta APC scores Okowa administration lowDelta state chapter of the Action Progressives Congress, APC, has described Governor Ifeanyi Okowa led-administration… Related Topics:Featured Up Next Akwa Ibom Decides: APC guber candidate calls for cancellation of polls Don't Miss Bello votes, commend INEC for peaceful election Continue Reading Advertisement Loading... You may like EFCC reveals why it arrested Naira Marley, Zlatan, others “History will not be kind to Ganduje” -Timi Frank reacts to ‘Vendetta move’ against Sanusi Kano Gov. Ganduje reveals reasons for creating four new Emirates Trouble looms for Saraki, Ciggarate company as group makes damning allegations, calls for probe Appraising stakeholders’ view on Emefiele’s reappointment BREAKING: Dead-end for Onnoghen as Court dismisses appeal suit Click to comment Advertisement Latest Entertainment2 hours ago EFCC reveals why it arrested Naira Marley, Zlatan, others News3 hours ago “History will not be kind to Ganduje” -Timi Frank reacts to ‘Vendetta move’ against Sanusi News3 hours ago Kano Gov. Ganduje reveals reasons for creating four new Emirates News4 hours ago Trouble looms for Saraki, Ciggarate company as group makes damning allegations, calls for probe Advertisement Loading... Most Read Politics21 hours ago Rumpus over Bulkachuwa’s chairmanship of Presidential Election Tribunal Politics6 hours ago FFK mocks Okorocha, says there is no peace for the wicked News21 hours ago CCT: A/Court to deliver judgments in Onnoghen’s appeals today News21 hours ago Soldiers kill 2 bandits, recover sophisticated weapons Sports19 hours ago ICPC disowns ‘chief legal officer’ prosecuting NFF officials Sports18 hours ago Egypt will put up a spectacular AFCON 2019 — Pinnick News21 hours ago Udoma inaugurates NBS Board, cautions against undue interference Politics21 hours ago Imo: Will Emeka Ihedioha be different?