Guber Election: Voting commences in VGC, Lagos for Governorship, Assembly polls

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Voting began promptly at 8.30 a.m. in some of the VGC Park polling units.

However, the turnout remains low in comparison to yesterday.

Residents refused to vote on Saturday after INEC relocated their polling units from the park.

INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Segun Agbaje, who was at the Estate on Saturday to assess the situation, told journalists that corps members serving as ad hoc staff for Saturday’s elections were hesitant to enter the VGC Estate because they claimed they were held hostage in the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Agbaje said the Commission’s ad-hoc staff set up voting materials in front of the estate on Saturday but the estate residents claimed that hoodlums might disrupt the process, so they did not feel secure to cast their votes.

The governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Congress (ADC), Tunde Doherty, whose polling unit is in the VGC scolded INEC for the poor arrangement, saying the situation is “unfortunate.”

A former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Olumide Akpata, said it was illegal for INEC to change the location of the polling unit of the VGC residents.


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