Ninety-year-old Okoji Okoji from Amaogudu Amaekpu Item in Bende Local Government Area of Abia has expressed delight over the peaceful conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the area.

Okoji, who was seen waiting to cast his vote at Item Ward A, Polling Unit 013, said that he came to be part of the process of electing the nation’s political leaders.

“I have come to join other people to elect those who will lead us in the next dispensation.

“This is a periodic exercise and I am happy that it is going on peacefully,” the nonagenarian said.

He appealed to those who would emerge at the end of the exercise to endeavour to fulfil their campaign promises to the citizenry.

“When they win, they should try to deliver on their campaign promises by addressing the infrastructure needs of our people.

“Let them build our roads and give us the dividend of democracy,” Okoji said.

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Also, 85-year-old James Anyim said that he came to exercise his franchise, adding that he expected the entire exercise to be violence-free.

Anyim said, “I want peace to reign supreme throughout the general elections.

He advised the winners of the elections to be magnanimous in victory, adding that losers should accept their fate in the spirit of sportsmanship.

72-year-old Aguziendu Onuoha admonished the youths to be peaceful and orderly throughout the general elections.

Mr Agbeze Ogbuja, 69, also called for a peaceful and orderly exercise “so that people will move freely to vote for the candidates of their choice.”

Electoral materials were delivered to the polling unit around 12.38 pm against 8 am, while voting commenced around 1.25 pm.

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