Political stakeholders across party lines in Plateau State on Saturday commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the peaceful conduct of the Senatorial and house of representatives election in Jos north, Plateau state.
The commissioner of Lands and survey Peter Gai who gave the commendation also said he was lmpressed at the conduct of voters.
The commissioner who voted at polling unit 032, Kabong central called on voters to remain peaceful as the election proceeds.
On his part, Peter Dung, the Chairman Jos South Local government area who voted at Garangi 1 Unit 11 Chugwi, Vom, Jos South LGA said he was impressed with the Large turn out of voters in his area.
“I feel happy though my party the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is not on the ballot but I am happy supporting the Action Democratic Party (ADP).
He described the low turnout in other areas as expression of anger for the exemption of PDP on the ballot.
The Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Plateau state governor, Gyang Bere after voting at Polling unit 015 Dandyes, Chwigi also in Jos LGA noted that the election was peaceful and the turnout was encouraging.
He advised voters to sustain the peaceful disposition to the end.
Meanwhile, in a telephone interview with the state Publicity Secretary of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Sylvanus Namang, he said there was general voter apathy.
Namang however said his party was happy that there was no breakdown of law and other so far.
BusinessDay observed that in most of the polling units visited, there was no security presence but the voters were orderly in their conduct.
However there was heavy security presence at strategic junctions in the entire Senatorial district.