Adams - Sinn Féin vote highly motivated
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams was this morning joined by fellow West
Belfast candidates Paul Maskey and Sue Ramsey along with party MEP Bairbre
deBrún to cast their votes at St. Teresa's School on the Glen Road.
Speaking to the press after voting Mr Adams said:
"This was not the flat election campaign portrayed by the media. I have been in constituencies across the six counties and people are up for this election. There is also significant international interest in the poll as can be seen from the amount of foreign correspondents present here today.
"Having travelled extensively over the past number of weeks I have to say that I am confident that the Sinn Féin vote is highly motivated and that it will come out in large numbers throughout the course of the day. This is a hugely important election and will decide the direction of politics here in the years to come.
"We are an all-Ireland party and on Friday at the conclusion of the count in Belfast I will travel to Dublin to formally launch our General Election campaign in the 26 counties. This is a time of tremendous opportunity for people on this island. A strong Sinn Féin vote today will ensure that the process of change continues and that a strong Sinn Féin team is elected to the Assembly and the Executive." ENDS