There was a sporadic gunshots at Uneme-Nekhua, ward 1, unit 9 in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, unit where the Deputy Majority Leader, House of Representatives, representing the constituency, Hon. Peter Akpatason, casts his vote.
Addressing Journalists, the visibly angry Akpatason took it on the security personnel for not showing up on time when they needed them most, saying that their delay almost led them to resulting to self-help but he was able to calm his people down.
Akpatason, who is a member of the All Progressives Congress, said one of the known thug hauled pebbles at the voters with the intension of discouraging them, stressing that the pebbles eventually shattered the windscreen of his car.
“Well, I think the first thing we need to look out, is the level of political consciousness in the place, the turn out. It is to two and you can still see that people are still voting. We are a a community that is highly politically conscious.
“It is not unusual that sometimes, people disagree but it becomes worrisome when it’s obvious that it is politically motivated with the view of discrediting, creating a ground for the cancellation of this guinue and legitimate results.
“This was predicted, there was a prediction, it is written all over the press that some people were planning to attack this voting centre. Right from last night, they have been hovering around everywhere, we kept vigil to make sure that the untold doesn’t happen but eventually, some miscreants decided to be unruly to the extent that a known person resulted to throw pebles to disperse people who have come to vote so that they will not vote, believed that it was an intent to ensure that we don’t get maximum votes in this place or to cause chaos that could possibly lead to the discrediting the results.
“I thanked God that my people are very mature, they have handled the whole thing with high sense of responsibility but however, every act of crime, will surely be accounted for. As a result of that, I am going to go ahead to incendent the report of one little boy who was trying to throw measile at innocent voters to the extent of hitting my own car.
“In this community, we know that it is people that are behind them but we know that they lossers, and as lossers, they will always do everything to scuttle the peaceful, the credible voting process that has always taken place, that was taken and is still taking place in this community”, he said.
Akpatason, however, expressed optimism that the APC governorship candidate will emerge victorious at the polls.
“Victory for APC, victory for Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, victory for Mallam Gani Audu”, he said.
Though there voting buying in some of the polling units in visited, it was not as expected initially.
There was also insinuation in some quarters that the rain that fell on Friday, brought about the peace that characterized the election in most quarters.