Independent National Electoral Commission
Voters at Egede street, Unit 10, Ward 14 in Port Harcourt

(By Iheanyi Ezinwo/Princess Okpara)-The 23 February, 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections witnessed impressive turn out of voters in the Port Harcourt City Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Our Correspondent who went round found that materials were moved to polling units on time while security operatives provided the needed security.
However, it was observed that materials to Unit 10 at Ward 14 arrived a little late but the process went on smoothly afterwards as electoral officials piloted the affairs smoothly until the end of voting, and interestingly, many of the voters waited until counting time.
Among those who came out in their numbers to cast their votes were traditional rulers, politicians including Hon. Chinyere Igwe, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, House of Representatives candidate to represent Port Harcourt.
Similarly, at the Emohua Local Government Area, the people participated fully in the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Our Correspondent who visited Elibrada town in Ward three found that electoral materials were delivered on time and the youths conducted themselves peacefully, allaying fears that the exercise could be disrupted midway as usual.
Speaking with Our Correspondent, the leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ward three, and leader of the party in Elibrada town, Prince Charles Beke, hinted that all stakeholders met and agreed to allow peace prevail during the elections. According to him, they were determined to see that the people arer allowed to vote and for their votes and that of Elibrada to count this time, hence the manifest peace in Elibrada before, during and after the elections.
His position was corroborated by Chief Emeka Beke, Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in the state, who is also an indigene of Elibrada. He further explained that the exercise was progressing without hitches as the electoral officials, security agents and the electorates were all committed to having a free and fair election, even as he added that peace has returned to Elibrada, and voters were allowed to discharge their civic duties without fear.