16th April, 2011
Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State, southsouth Nigeria, has expressed disappointment at the low turnout of voters at his polling unit, which is Ward 8, Unit 14 at Ubima, Ikwerre Local Government area, shortly after casting his vote, along with his wife, Judith.
The governor who cast his at about 12.35pm, also lauded the peaceful disposition of Rivers people and the diligence of the security personnel who had little job to do today.
Amaechi and Celestine Omehia, the governorship candidate of All Peoples Grand Alliance Grand Alliance, APGA, are cousins and from the same ward but there is no love lost between them.
In all the areas visited election materials arrived early at the polling units. In Obio/Akpor, Ikwerre, Eleme, Okrika and Emohua areas, the voting exercise went on smoothly under the scorching sun. There was no report of any violent incident in the areas covered.
Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt