The Residents Electoral Commissioner REC in Enugu State, Emeka Ononamadu, has lauded residents of the state for their impressive and overwhelming turnout during the Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Ononamadu also thanked the electorate in the state for their patience even in the face of delay in commencement of the polls in some polling booths.

The REC explained that the delay in arrival of electoral staff and materials in some polling booths was not deliberate but a fall out of logistics hitches caused by some transporters.

He said that some number of NYSC corps members left at the state INEC headquarters were the reserve corpers meant to immediately act as replacement in case any of the corp members already posted as ad hoc staff default.