The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says polls have been going on smoothly so far in the Edo State governorship election.
INEC National Commissioner, Mrs Amina Zakari, said the electoral process was going on as expected while the INEC officials and security agents were working professionally.
Mrs Zakari made the observation in an interview with Channels Television on Wednesday at one of the polling centres in Benin City, the state’s capital in south-south Nigeria.
“The ad-hoc staff are working professionally (and) the security agents are doing their work (while) the people of Edo State are actually doing what we expect of them.
“They are behaving adequately, they are lined up neatly and everything is going smoothly,” she said.
“Yes they (the card readers) are working, but you must expect some hitches here and there. We have deployed about 200 technical support.
“We’ve had hitches here and there and they are being replaced or repaired and we have continued voting”, she added.