Voting in some polling items in the Igbogbo-Baiyeku Local Council Development Area, Ikorodu, Lagos State was marred by low voter turnout, The PUNCH reviews.
Polling items in Igbogbo I and II visited by our correspondent noticed electoral officers ready for voters to end up to solid their ballots.
At polling unit 023, Ward C2, Agunfoye, officers of the Independent National Electoral Commission have been ready for voters as of 11:48am when our correspondent visited the unit.
The Polling Officer on the unit instructed The PUNCH that 180 eligible voters have been anticipated on the unit however the turnout as of the time of the go to was less than half of the eligible voters anticipated.
The scenario was comparable at polling unit 033, Ward C2, visited by our correspondent at 12:42pm.
As of the time of go to, solely 69 eligible voters had solid their ballots out of 377 registered voters on the unit.
One of the social gathering brokers on the unit, who pleaded anonymity, stated the low turnout on the polling unit was because of relocation. He stated the residential buildings demolished by the Akinwumi Ambode-led administration in the state made many residents in the world to relocate from the world and that affected the turnout.
Low turnout was additionally recorded at polling unit 010, Ward C2, the place a big share of the 750 registered voters on the unit didn’t present as much as solid their ballots.
At polling items 002, 003 and 010, Igbogbo I, Methodist Primary School, in addition to polling unit 005, Igbogbo I on the Adegboruwa Palace, Igbogbo, visited by our correspondent Saturday afternoon, low voter turnout was additionally noticed.
Polling officers have been seen anticipating voters to point out up after some had already solid their ballots.
Party brokers and a few voters have been seen hanging round at numerous items ready for the conclusion of voting.
INEC officers who spoke with The PUNCH on the items stated sorting would begin as scheduled if no extra voters end up by the shut of voting at 2:30pm.
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