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Low Turnout Of Voters Mar LG Election In Lagos by adenigga(m): 3:56pm On Jul 24
Low turn out of voters on Saturday marked the Local Government election in Lagos, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

NAN reports that there was low turnout of voters in many polling units visited in Badagry, Alimosho, Epe, Mushin and Odi-Olowo Local Government Councils.

At the Awhajigoh Ward C in Badagry, the electoral officers, who arrived at 8. 20 a.m, wearing face masks and gloves, came with two bottles of sanitisers, urging the voters to observe the COVID-19 guidelines.

Mr Monday Avoseh, a voter in Awhajigoh Ward, said the low turnout was due to the voter apathy in the Badagry Area.

According to Avoseh, voters should come out before 3 p.m to cast their votes.

At Ajara-topa Ward C, Mr Babatunde Hunpe, the lawmaker representing Badagry Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, said that it was not too late for voters to cast their votes.

Also, at Polling Unit 038A, Baruwa Road, Ward 07, Ipaja North in Aliomosho Local Government 03, the election commenced at about 9.30 a.m.

The officials of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) arrived at the centre around 8.30 a.m, while election materials were delivered at about 9.05 a.m.

Mr Ahmed Baruwa, APC Party Agent, told NAN that the election commenced at the centre at 9.30 a.m.

Baruwa explained that voters had started casting their votes but the card readers were have been functioning well.

“The card reader has not been working since the election started, so the LASEIC officials have resorted to using the voters list to verify with the information on the voter card, so that voters can vote,” he said.

The APC party representative expressed worry about the poor turnout of voters for the election.

“The turnout is poor and less impressive but since the election has just started, we are hopeful that the situation will improve before the end of the election,” he said.

Mrs Arike Oni, PDP Party Agent at the ward, said although the election had started, she could not give an account of the process because she just came.

A voter, Mrs Folake Bewaji, lauded the process of the election so far, as it had been smooth and peaceful.

Bewaji said since the election had started, one should not conclude that the turnout is low until the end of the election.

“The election has just started, maybe people thought that there will be a crowd, so they are taking their time.

“Likewise, I also thought that there will be a crowd, so I stayed back until I saw people who left to vote, coming back almost immediately, so I decided to come and cast my vote.

“This situation is normal when it comes to elections, she said.

Meanwhile, the LASIEC officials at the polling units refused to speak with NAN but confirmed that they got to the centre at about 8.30 a.m.

Voters were seen in few numbers at the centre and other centres around, while the COVID-19 and social distancing protocols were enforced by the security personnel.

Private car owners and commercial bike riders were also plying the roads and traders , of mostly food items partially opened their stores.

Similarly at Epe, accreditation and voting began at 9.50 a.m., at Polling Unit 02, Ward D, Oke-Balogun Central Mosque, Epe.

NAN reports that at the time of commencement of voting, there was low turnout at the polling booths.

Also, all COVID-19 protocols put in place by LASIEC officials were strictly observed by the electorate before they were allowed to cast their votes.

In Epe, accreditation began at Polling Unit 003, Ward D at 8 a.m. at Dispensary Unit, Opposite High Court, Epe.

The Polling Officer told NAN that 689 voters registered but so far only 20 eligible voters had been accredited.

He added that the turnout of voters was low.

At Mushin and Odi-Olowo, few hours after the commencement of Local Government and Local Council Development Areas elections in Lagos, the exercise was characterised by the late arrival of voting materials and low turnout of voters.

NAN reports that voting materials had arrived late in some of the polling units while only a few voters were seen at some polling units as at 9.45 a.m.

At polling units in Atewolara, Babalosa and Atewolara in Mushin LG, the few voters available complained of the late arrival of voting materials.

Similarly in Odi-Olowo LCDA, many of the polling booths at Ilupeju, Kayode/Fadeyi were virtually a handful with voting materials arriving late.

Several voters who spoke with NAN complained that they were not aware of the election.

“We were only knowing about it this morning,’’ most of them said, as they continued to complain.

Some soccer lovers ceased the opportunity of the empty streets to turn the empty roads into football pitches.

However, there were security operatives such as the Mobile Police, Civil Defence Corps officials, on major roads, to prevent breakdown of law and order and carry out the restriction order of the state government.

In most of the polling units visited, LASIEC officials observed the COVID-19 protocols by insisting that voters wear their facemasks.

Source: https://guardian.ng/Low-turnout-of-voters-mark-LG-election-in-Lagos

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Re: Low Turnout Of Voters Mar LG Election In Lagos by Fahdiga(m): 3:58pm On Jul 24
Our votes doesn't count under Buhari's regime

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Re: Low Turnout Of Voters Mar LG Election In Lagos by nairavsdollars(f): 3:59pm On Jul 24
Who will waste time voting after the results has already been declared in Bourdillon

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Re: Low Turnout Of Voters Mar LG Election In Lagos by Elvictor: 4:00pm On Jul 24
Who wan vote for person wey you no go see till 4years later, vote any party it is the same thing.

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Re: Low Turnout Of Voters Mar LG Election In Lagos by EdoFirstBorn(m): 4:24pm On Jul 24
nairavsdollars:
Who will waste time voting after the results has already been declared in Bourdillon

Exactly

Seems everyone in the pig farm are tired of the corrupt, rinse and repeat propaganda fueled dictatorship in Lagos

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Re: Low Turnout Of Voters Mar LG Election In Lagos by sammy7410(m): 4:24pm On Jul 24
Ok

Re: Low Turnout Of Voters Mar LG Election In Lagos by michelism(m): 4:24pm On Jul 24
Re: Low Turnout Of Voters Mar LG Election In Lagos by MANNABBQGRILLS: 4:24pm On Jul 24
May all the honest politicians that will move ages state and Nigeria as a whole forward win.

An abysmal disgrace and loses await any politician that are contesting just to loot.

Disgrace await them all.

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Re: Low Turnout Of Voters Mar LG Election In Lagos by SoftP(m): 4:24pm On Jul 24
They expected them to come out and be killed for their selfish desire

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Re: Low Turnout Of Voters Mar LG Election In Lagos by SmilingImabong: 4:24pm On Jul 24
grin
2023 everybody go dey inside house vote

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Re: Low Turnout Of Voters Mar LG Election In Lagos by kings59: 4:24pm On Jul 24
Who takes election seriously in this country?

Before the election, the winner is already known. Imagine someone died and being in the grave seeing his evil handwork still destroying the earth.

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Re: Low Turnout Of Voters Mar LG Election In Lagos by design112: 4:24pm On Jul 24
cool
Like that has ever stopped anyone from rigging an election.

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Re: Low Turnout Of Voters Mar LG Election In Lagos by Nobody: 4:24pm On Jul 24
hmmm.. issoright
Re: Low Turnout Of Voters Mar LG Election In Lagos by Unsad(m): 4:25pm On Jul 24
You won't go out to vote when it matters but would rather sit and cry behind social media when shii goes off. I love my generation cool

Please I'm buying Bitcoins , USDT , gift cards and all other digital assets aggressively.

Check my Sig for Contact.

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Re: Low Turnout Of Voters Mar LG Election In Lagos by Nobody: 4:25pm On Jul 24
Nobody wan stress since its outcome is somewhat predictable

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Re: Low Turnout Of Voters Mar LG Election In Lagos by McOluOmo: 4:25pm On Jul 24
I was coming back from work, i think it was around 4:30pm or there about..along Keffi Abuja express way. A man's car was about to be blown up in flames, people were looking for a way to quench the fire, one man i think he is a yoruba man went into his house and brought two bucket and one igbo man collected it and ran to his house and fetched water, Mallam ran into his shop and ran out with plenty detergents.... Everybody was looking for a way to quench the fire, the owner of the car was standing there dumbfounded and confused, thank God they were able to put off the fire and everybody went away without asking for anything(money)
When i got home that evening i started thinking.....
What if Nigerians can unit like this and fight evil politicians (the fire) from consuming our God's given wealth (the car) Nigeria go be a better place for all of us.

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Re: Low Turnout Of Voters Mar LG Election In Lagos by Ruggedniggaone: 4:25pm On Jul 24
Who go come out to risk his/her life for election that the winner has been known before election day?though every election in Nigeria is a big scam but local govt election (selection) is worst,ruling party will always fraudlently clear all the poll

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Re: Low Turnout Of Voters Mar LG Election In Lagos by Mopolchi: 4:25pm On Jul 24
Results have been written already, so what's the need angry

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Re: Low Turnout Of Voters Mar LG Election In Lagos by Kingpele(m): 4:25pm On Jul 24
When u know that your vote don't count ...our politicians are playing god but God will surely humble them when the time is right ..for the God of this world has set their sights and hearts in vanity and they don't seek after what is right and just in the sight of God ...their destruction is nay

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Re: Low Turnout Of Voters Mar LG Election In Lagos by MoIbrahim: 4:26pm On Jul 24
Re: Low Turnout Of Voters Mar LG Election In Lagos by tonididdy(m): 4:26pm On Jul 24
Lawd... Nigerians are her own problem.
We go dey protest, dey rant online.... Yet a simple one-day Off your usual activities is a problem.

... And we want REAL change.... undecided



PLEASE AND PLEASE LET'S SAVE OUR COUNTRY TOGETHER,
PROTEST WILL BE CONTESTED,
THE LIKES OF NK and Sunday will be tammed...
No country will allow such.... But no country can defeat the people's votes.


Please register to own a valid PVC to be eligible for the next elections... It's free, online and stress less (takes less than 2mins ).

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Re: Low Turnout Of Voters Mar LG Election In Lagos by Igbankpa(m): 4:26pm On Jul 24
Election abi selection!

Werey deh disguise.

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Re: Low Turnout Of Voters Mar LG Election In Lagos by lessonotes(f): 4:26pm On Jul 24
People representation has died at the LG level. The LGs have no autonomy, the Governors run show.

Why come out to vote when for all their year tenure, you don't get to feel their impact and most times don't even know the Councillors and LG chairmen.

Sad embarassed embarassed

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Re: Low Turnout Of Voters Mar LG Election In Lagos by valentinenkem: 4:26pm On Jul 24
Voting who? What are we voting for? U mean a fixed appointment for each tunbu boys and girls or what! Nigeria is finished

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Re: Low Turnout Of Voters Mar LG Election In Lagos by Hushmoni: 4:27pm On Jul 24
On my way, make them wait for me. grin
Re: Low Turnout Of Voters Mar LG Election In Lagos by Oluwapresley(m): 4:27pm On Jul 24
People don comot hand from Nigeria matter.

But they should also know they can't complain when whoever gets there due to their inactivity misbehaves.

My people say... You no talk anything when he dey put maggi. Na when food don finish you dey talk say maggi too much.

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Re: Low Turnout Of Voters Mar LG Election In Lagos by Amspecial: 4:27pm On Jul 24
grin
Re: Low Turnout Of Voters Mar LG Election In Lagos by ThickSharon123(f): 4:27pm On Jul 24
They won't vote but you people would be crying here for the bad government. It now shows that the bad government is the people of Nigeria and not Buhari or Tinubu
Re: Low Turnout Of Voters Mar LG Election In Lagos by femijay8271(m): 4:27pm On Jul 24
Why won't there be low turnout? Wey d winner don already emerge

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