Monarch Advocates Electronic Voting
The Paramount Ruler of Oroigwe Clan, Eze Amb. C. A. Tata, has advised the Federal Government to adopt electronic system of voting in subsequent elections in order to do away with hitches that characterized the 2019 general elections.
Eze Tata who made the suggestion after he cast his vote at Ward 1, Unit 5, Rumuewhara, Obio/Akpor at the last Saturday’s Governorship/State Assembly Elections, said electronic voting system would minimize rigging and other hitches experienced in the current exercise.
He said although there was a marked improvement in the conduct of the elections, especially in his unit, there were avalanche of complaints from other areas and called on the Federal Government to take his suggestion serious and start now to acquire machines and materials necessary for electronic voting in future elections.
The Oroigwe monarch commended the peaceful nature of the election in his unit and eulogized INEC for a job well done.
In the same vein, Eze Princewill Okene, Paramount Ruler of Rumunduru Community said the election in Ward I Unit 9, was peaceful.
He said INEC officials brought the materials to the unit as early as 8.00am, stating that voting started by 8.30am.
He commended the voters for comporting themselves in an orderly manner, which he said, contributed to the peaceful nature of the exercise.
Goddy Okene, PDP agent for Unit 9 concurred that the election was peaceful, free and fair, and devoid of any hitches.
He predicted victory for the PDP, saying the party is popular in all the local government areas of the State.