Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, who arrived at the polling centre much later voted in unit 2. Speaking with reporters after casting his vote, Chief Odigie Oyegun berated the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for boycotting the election. He opined that it is the worse thing a party could do.
He said: “it is silly for a political party to boycott an election, especially local government polls. The consequence is colossal. We hope they continue to boycott subsequent elections in the country.”
He, however, admitted that the elections recorded low turnout, adding that what matters is for his party to have the majority votes cast.
“There is always apathy with the local government election. it cannot be compared with the general elections where there is high motivation and large turn out.
“But all the same, it is very important for the number of voters to increase and I hope our members have the highest votes cast,” he added.
Sheffield Ayeki, the Supervisory Presiding Officer of Oredo Local Government, said every polling unit visited was peaceful, adding that the arrival of the materials was a bit delayed as result of logistics.