Chief Okwudili Ezenwankwo, lawmaker representing Orumba North and South Federal Constituency has expressed happiness that the Anambra governorship election was held in spite of initial security challenges that greeted its conduct.

Ezenwankwo, while speaking with Newsatlarge on Saturday,  said the election was very peaceful contrary to expectations that it would be marred by political violence.

He said the commitment of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct the governorship election despite initial threats was a proof of its political maturity and should be commended.

The lawmaker however, noted with dismay reports of late commencement of the election in many parts of the state, including his Central School, Nanka Ward One, as materials and electoral officials arrived about 10 a.m.

He advised the electoral body to address issues of logistics in future elections, adding that the presence of security personnel at polling units was wonderful.

He commended electorate that came out to perform their civic responsibility, saying they were brave and determined to make sacrifice for the growth and development of the state.

“I was touched when I sighted an 80-year old woman, Mrs Christiana Eze that stayed out to vote and I saw quest for good leadership.

“We must get this leadership right for our mothers, fathers welfare and for the general good of our people; that is the whole essence of government,” he said.

Ezenwankwo also commended the zeal of the people living with disability to be part of the process and praised their spirit of determination.

He said that Miss Chioma Abazulu, Domestic Observer for People Living with Disabilities, he met at Okagbiligba Hall, Nanka proved that there was ability in disability.

“I saw in her great potential,” Ezenwankwo said.

He, however, noted that the Bimodal Verification Authentication System, (BVAS) slowed down the voting process .

He commended INEC for extending the voting to Sunday and urged those that were unable to cast their votes yet, to do so and be part of the team making history to elect a new governor for the state for March 17 2022. (