(By Iheanyi Ezinwo)-The Saturday Local Government Council election in Rivers State has been described as the most peaceful in Elibrada town in the Emohua Local Government Area.
This declaration was made by Hon. Charles Beke, leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ward 3 in Emohua local government after casting his votes on Saturday in Elibrada, stressing that the election has been peaceful, devoid of youth restiveness and gunshots.
Prince Beke further observed that the youths conducted themselves well, willing to listen and reason with elders unlike in the recent past, just as he stated that the electorates were coming out in their numbers to vote for candidates of their choice, though some of them had loud complaints of not having personal benefits to show for participations in the political processes, a feeling which he said influenced the structure and character of the turnout.
Beke, who is also
the Managing Director of Eastern Wrought Iron Limited in Port Harcourt, however lauded Governor Nyesom Wike and the security operatives for providing the enabling environment for a peaceful election in Rivers State, even as he noted that the current political dispensation has thrown up a woman from Elibrada as Ward 3 councillorship candidate.
Assuring that the councilorship candidate has worked for the party and also has capacity to deliver, Pastor Beke maintained that the days are gone when men dominated politics, just as he recalled that while men often think of personal benefits, women generally do not eat alone.
The ward 3 leader recalled that in the past, Elibrada had representatives who had nothing to show at the end of their tenure, but assured that it is a new dawn and that there will be landmark achievements this time.
Also speaking after casting her votes, Ward 3 councillorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mrs. Chidinma Fortune Awuse promised that she will not fail to give the ward adequate representation.
She also promised to work with aggrieved aspirants in order to advance the cause of development in the area, and solicited for the cooperation of all.