Soldiers sack voters in Delta, Okowa thanks voters for their patience
Soldiers have reportedly sacked voters in a queue in Egburie, Unit 11, Ozoro, Delta State, a PDP stronghold. A witness told our reporter that the soldiers stormed the venue which was before peaceful and chased away voters who had queued patiently to exercise their civic duty. “They used whips and cables to drive people away, some of our men tried to find out from them why they were driving people away but they threatened to shoot them.
“We ran in different directions but later we were asked to return to the polling unit by some men who assured us of our safety,” she said.
The Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has cast his vote at Ward 2, Unit 5, Oni Primary School Owa-Alero, in Delta State. He thanked the voters for their patience and orderliness during the period he was at the polling unit and urged them to remain calm as they exercise their civic duties.
Meantime, Vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday said Nigerians have the right to determine their leaders in a free and fair elections.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Osinbajo said this after casting his vote at polling unit 033, Ward 4, Victory Garden City, Etiosa Local Government Council, Lagos.
He said ” I think it is deeply satisfying. Of course there are home owners, there are those who are renting, there are staff and security but everybody has the right to vote.
“The vote of the vice president is not in anyway more important than the vote of the security man watching over us here, that is the beauty of democracy,” Osinbajo said.
The vice president enjoined Nigerians to come out enmasse to exercise their civic responsibilities.
He said” my message to Nigerians is that they should not just come out and vote but also encourage others to do so.