Akinwunmi Ambode again recorded a convincing win today in the governorship election at his Epe polling unit. The All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate polled 200 votes from the total 241 accredited voters, as against the main opposition’s 31 votes, leading him and his party to another landslide victory in Epe town.
Ambode cast his vote at exactly 1:58 pm, joining other voters to pick their choice of leaders for the governorship and State House of Assembly in the next four years. In the House of Assembly election, the APC got 198 votes while the opposition got 22 votes.
Ambode expressed satisfaction at the hitch-free election process that started with accreditation at his Unit 33 Ward A5 polling booth in Papa-Epe, as early as 8:00 am, saying that, “So far, the election process has been smooth, peaceful, and prompt. INEC came out early, Card reader worked very well in my Polling unit and the turnout is okay”.
Speaking further to reporters after casting his vote, Ambode commended INEC for the visible improvement seen in their operations on the day, as compared to the Presidential elections. He expressed his belief that the Voters Card reader machines should stay, urging that with few improvements on its technology, the machines will greatly upgrade the standard of Nigeria’s electioneering process.
The APC governorship hopeful then restated his thoughts about the fact that elections show the beauty of democracy, and should involve violence.
“What is most important in this election is to deepen our Democracy. People should be allowed too make their choices, and those choices respected”, Ambode said.
Ambode’s wife, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, was among the voters at the unit, meanwhile, Elder statesman, Chief Ayo Opadokun and Founder, Women Arise for Change Initiative, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, were some of the observers that visited Ambode’s polling unit to assess the process.