According to Sun News, the Amaesi Ward of the Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State recorded a high voter turnout during the state’ s governorship election on Saturday, according to reports. Reports from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) indicate that voters began arriving at the ward, which is the ancestral home of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Mr Valentine Ozigbo, as early as 7. 30 a. m. and remained there till the arrival of election authorities at 8. 35 a. m.
Voting, on the other hand, commenced at approximately 9: 40 a. m. in Polling Units 5, 11, 12, 13, and 15 located at the Social Centre in Amaesi ward, Aguata Local Government Area. Despite arriving at the polling station as early as 7: 30 a. m. , Mrs Agnes Okoli, a septuagenarian, told NAN that she had to wait till authorities arrived before voting.
Okoli expressed her admiration for the peaceful manner in which everyone handled themselves and expressed hope that it would all come to a nice conclusion. Because it was her civic duty, she expressed excitement about casting her vote. She added that it was an opportunity for Amaesi to appoint their son as governor, given that a significant number of key candidates were from the community.
Nze Matthew Echeozor, who was present when the officials arrived, said he was surprised by their presence. Echeozor expressed satisfaction with the rules laid out by the officials and advised the voters to follow them as closely as possible. The Polling Official, who asked to remain anonymous, assured voters that both sensitive and non- sensitive materials, as well as the original result sheets, were on hand at the polling place.
According to the official, extra consideration would be given to the elderly, people with disabilities, and pregnant women. A combined squad of police officers and members of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were spotted keeping the peace and maintaining order.