The Senate President, Senator David Mark has called on the electorate in the Presidential and National Assembly elections to exercise patience with the election process.
Mark urged them to show understanding and patience to make a success of the elections.
The Senate President gave the charge after his accreditation at the Ward 1, polling centre, Otukpo, Benue State at about 10.09am.
He expressed pleasure with the peaceful conduct of the voters in his constituency.
Accompanied by his wife, Helen, the Senate President noted that both the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) officials and the voters are critical in the election process. According to him, “the essence is that Nigerians must vote and their votes must count.”
On the functionality of the card readers, the Senate President urged Nigerians to show understanding with INEC officials to achieve success at polls.
His words, “As far as the card reader is concerned, it requires a lot of patience on the part of INEC officials and voters. People are conscious of the process and we must make it work.”
Mark equally charged the people to continue to be patriotic and remain resolute in making the Nigerian project work better by, according to him, “ensuring that during and after the elections, we as a people will come out better and Nigeria and Nigerians becomes the winner”.