As the presidential and national assembly election continues, our emerald media team toured four communities of Akwukwku Igbo, Illah, Ugbolu and Ibusa, four major communities besides Okpanam, where commissioner for information, Patrick Ukah, voted.
At Akwukwu Igbo, Hon. Tony Ugbo, a former chairman of the Oshimili North local government, said he was impressed with the turn out of voters in the area.
He said voters turned out at 8.am, gathered in large number, got accredited and voted without stress.
Ogbu, who commended INEC for early distribution of materials to the voting centres, however,said some card readers malfunctioned.
He said following the failure of some card readers, the officials resorted to alternative means of accrediting the voters.
At Illah, another community in the local government, one Moses Onwe told our reporter that accreditation started at 10.54am.
He said materials didnt come on time, card readers worked well, adding that the election was peaceful as no violence was recorded.
At Illah, no security presence was seen in the polling unit. The voting centre was free for the people as they voted without fear.
At Ugbolu, another community in the local government, very close to Asaba, PDP and APC agents spoke to our reporter.
The PDP agent in the unit, Chinedu Okudinma, said the process was peaceful, calm and turnout was quite okay.
Emeraldng.com learnt that the APC and PDP members were peaceful as they related well in the area.
Okudinma said the peace between PDP and APC in the area was that they are brothers and there was no need quarrelling among themselves, though from different political parties.
The APC agent, Charles Egbuchi, said the process in the area was cool, adding that there was no problem.
He said accreditation started at 9am and that card readers worked well in the area.
For him, the turn out was not too okay. However, no crisis was experienced in the area.