The governorship and house of assembly elections in Warri and Effurun started on a very calm note with low voter turnout.
There was heavy security presence on major streets in Warri and Effurun in Delta State, unlike the presidential and national assembly elections that took place on February 25,2023.

At the Warri Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Office, Mercy Aseta, a deputy director from INEC office, Asaba who stood in for the Electoral Officer (EO), Kingsley Ogbe said the election materials were distributed since yesterday, while sensitive materials were distributed as early as 5am this morning.

In Ekurede-Urhobo polling Units 6, 7, 8 and 9, only a few voters came out to vote. However, the atmosphere was calm. There’s no sign of violence or unrest as voters, INEC officials, and party agents are about doing their duties peacefully.

At ward Osubi, ward 3, unit 35, the INEC officials said they arrived with the election materials before 7am, but voting started at 8:40.

At ward 9 unit 35, which is the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP), governorship candidate and current Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori’s unit, accreditation was ongoing at about 9:30am. The atmosphere was quite peaceful with just a handful of voters around.

Unit 18, Ward 4,Orogun, accreditation and voting started at about 8:00am . Voters were seen seated under canopies in very orderly manner.

At Orogun Ward 2,unit 19 where the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ,and Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo- Agege is expected to vote, the atmosphere is very calm and the Senate President is expected to vote any moment from now.