The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday commended the peaceful and successful conduct of the just concluded general election in Enugu State, describing it as exceptional and one of the best in the country.

The commendation was made by the National Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye during the presentation of Certificates of Return to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, his deputy, Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo and elected members of the state Assembly, led by the Speaker of the House, Edward Ubosi.

Okoye said, unlike what happened in some states, the electioneering exercise in Enugu State was devoid of any case of violence, snatching of ballot boxes or any other form of electoral malpractice.

While congratulating the recipients on behalf of the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu for their victory at the polls, Okoye  said the issuing of Certificates of Return was a formal, statutory and confirmatory process which shows that they have been elected in accordance with the Constitution and Electoral Act.