Akwa Ibom election has been termed as the voice of the people. The re-run election into four State House of Assembly seats in Akwa Ibom State has been adjudged peaceful and without any major hitch.
Election observes said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) recorded success with its experiment of conducting accreditation and voting simultaneously in the Saturday election.
Election materials arrived voting units early in areas visited by Channels Television.
High turnout was recorded at most areas in Ibesikpo Asutan, Etinan, Obot Akara and Ikot Ekpene Local Government Areas while a few units had less than the registered number.
Voting was concluded by 2:00pm local time at most units across the affected local government areas.
The card readers in polling units visited walked perfectly, with minor complaint at a few units.
Some of the voters said that the procedures from the INEC to the RAC centres were commendable, as materials got to polling units early.
Some said the election was free and fair.
The candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Oron/Udung Uko constituency in the election, Mr Victor Okon, had announced his withdrawal from the election, leaving his Poeples Democratic Party opponent as the only contestant for that constituency.
Here are pictures from the just-concluded elections rerun in Akwa Ibom State. These pictures confirm the election was free and fair, peaceful and non-violent.
Source @ http://www.channelstv.