Taraba Deputy Governor lauds INEC as voting commenced in Gassol
Jethro Yerga, Jalingo
The Taraba State Deputy Governor, Engr Haruna Manu has applauded Independent National Electoral Commission INEC for swiftly working on some of the lapses recorded in the first phase of the 2023 general elections to enable the good people of Taraba State exercise their constitutional and civic responsibilities.
The Deputy Governor gave this commendation at Mutum Biyu, the administrative Headquarters of Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State shortly after casting his vote for the governorship and House of Assembly elections at Isa II, Mutum Biyu Ward Ward A.
Manu who was at the poll alongside his wife, also appreciated the peaceful atmosphere experienced across the state during the election.
“We appreciate INEC for stepping up to improve on its lapses as recorded in the previous elections. In the last elections, most of the polling units did not commenced the electoral processes on time. There were general complains on logistics and other issues but INEC had really worked on all of those issues in this governorship and House of Assembly elections.
“We commenced the electoral processes here as early as possible and we are excited that the process is moving peacefully. We do hope that the peaceful atmosphere will continue up to the declaration of all the results in the state.
The Deputy Governor who is also the Senator Elect for Taraba Central in the 2023 poll, further assured the people of his constituency, quality representation at the National Assembly adding that by the special grace of God, he would ensure that all the needs they highlighted for him would be achieve during his tenure of office.
The Senator Elect who expressed confidence that his party, the PDP would win the governorship election in the state and majority of the State Assembly Seats, appealed to the people of the State to remain calm, law abiding and peaceful with one another even as he urged them to accept in good faith all the results, when INEC finally declared them.
Meanwhile, the governorship and State House of Assembly elections at the Gassol Local Government Area, though calm and peaceful, witnessed low turn up of voters as so many polling units were seen having scanty population of voters.