Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has expressed concern over the low turnout of voters during the Saturday Governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state, insisting that people are discouraged.
Wike decried the situation while casting his vote at Ward 9, Unit 7, Obio/Akpor, at 11.10 am.
The governor attributed it to the disappointing performance of INEC during the Feb. 25tg Presidential and National Assembly elections.
“The first election came and people didn’t get what they wanted; obviously, they are discouraged and it is expected.
“But for whatever it is, it is still okay. You can’t force people to go and vote. But I am happy with the way it is going. The security agents are doing what they are supposed to do,” he said.
Apathy greeted the governorship and house of assembly elections in the state despite the early arrival of electoral materials and INEC officials at the polling units.