Jeff Amechi Agbodo (Onitsha) and Geoffrey Anyanwu (Awka)
Voters in Onitsha, Ihiala, Aguleri, Ogbaru, Obosi, Ogidi in Anambra State came out en masse to cast their votes but decried slow pace of the presidential and National Assembly elections.
The election was generally peaceful in those areas visited but voters who spoke with Sunday Sun expressed concern that the late arrival of materials, malfunctioning of card reader in some place and attitude of INEC officials delayed the election in some places.
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state while casting his vote at Otuochi ward 1, Eri polling unit, Anambra East Local Government Area, expressed satisfaction over the level of orderliness in the voting process across the state.
Obiano, who voted alongside his wife, Eberechukwu, said he was optimistic the orderliness would continue till the end of the exercise.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vice presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, won his polling unit with 258 votes leaving APC with just one vote.
At Aguluzigbo, the APGA senatorial candidate for Anambra Central, Senator Victor Umeh won his polling unit 018 at Aguluzigbo Town Hall with 197 votes against PDP 18 votes and APC 3 votes.
The major defeat in state was the loss of the incumbent senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District, Dr. Andy Uba in his own polling unit to his younger brother, Chief Chris Uba, of the PDP.
Senator Uba, who is of APC, lost at his Salvation Army polling unit, Uga Ward 1 as he polled four votes against his younger brother’s 115 votes.