#LagosLGpolls update: Counting of votes ongoing

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    The commencement of the Lagos State local government election was delayed this morning across the state by a heavy downpour.

    Electoral officials are at this moment setting up in their various units.

    Most roads are deserted but along the Lagos – Badagry Expressway a commercial bus was seen carrying passengers.

    Many pedestrians were also walking

    AYOBO AREA: At 730am the rain just subsidies. The roads are empty but people still move in corner streets. Dominant party here is the APC

    Polling United 006 Ward A2
    Amuwo Odofin at about 8:45

    Mrs. Ajiborisha casting the first vote at Unit 015 Ward 03 Amuwo Odofin in FESTAC at about 9:15

    Agents present are PDP, APC, APGA and Labour

    The heavens open up in FESTAC forcing voters to run for cover

    Election process was yet to begin as at 9.45 am, solo , Ejigbo, Okota following delay of arrival of election materials.

    There were no sight of officials of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission, LASIEC at polling units at Isolo , Ejigbo, Okota, and Oshodi areas of Lagos state.

    Amuwo Odofin: Voting about to commence at Unit 016, Ward 03.

    Polling agents from APC, PDP, Labour and APGA are represented

    Amuwo Odofin

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    FESTAC: Voters and officials take cover as the heavens opened up at Unit 033 FESTAC

    Despite the heavy downpour witnessed across Lagos State, the governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, cast his vote at about 9:31 am, leading scores of electorate to the venue.

    Ayobo/Ipaja: Most wards still awaiting arrival of voting materials as at 10.30am. However voting has started in Wards A and B

    Voting in process in Ibeju-Lekki Senior High school. Election is going on smoothly. Only APC and Labour party are represented

    Election about to commence at Unit 003, Ward B, Oto Awori LCDA at about 10:30 a.m.
    Voters are few as many who came earlier returned when the election officers did not arrive on time.

    Alimosho:
    Accreditation exercise was yet to begin at most polling units in Alimosho local government area of Lagos state, as officials of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission, LASIEC were yet to arrive.

    Electorates who throng the various polling units to exercise their franchise expressed disappointment over the delay.

    Some of them resorted to giving numbers , in order to ensure orderliness when the process begins.

    Due to the early morning down, there was low turn out of voters at Potan, Atinporomeh, Mowo, Ikoga area in Olorunda Local Council Development Area.

    Aside this, most people refused to go out attributing it to the inability to move to locations where they registered.

    In Awoyaya area of Ibeju-Lekki, APC, UPP, Labour, PDP are represented. There is low turnout.

    APC party agent said, people refused to come out and vote.

    “We are trying to mobilize people to come out and vote. But, the election is peaceful”.

    At 11.42 am, voting yet to Commerce in Eleran_igbe area of Ibeju-Lekki. Eleran-Igbe is a boundary between Ikorodu and Eti-Osa. There are about 9 polling booth in ward B. There are 2 patties represented in this ward. APC and Labour party.

    Jakande estate, Oke-Afa: Local government election may not hold at Peace Home Valley Estate Community Development Area , CDA off Sewage road, Jakande estate in Oke-Afa Afa area of Ejigbo, Lagos.

    This is because polling units at the CDA comprising ten streets have been overtaken by flood as a result of the early morning heavy down pour.
    As at 11am, residents were still trapped in their respective apartments, as the streets were flooded.

    There was no sight of officials of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission or agents of respective political parties around.

    We were not given the exact time voting would end but…

    Badagry: Poor turn out of voters at Ward 005 in Badagry. The Presiding officer, Mrs Isaiah said they were not given the exact time voting would end but her supervisor would determine when the voting exercise would be over.

    Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, casting her vote on Saturday during the Lagos State Local Government Election at Ward A, Polling Unit 013 in Iba Local Council Development Area of Lagos State.

    She said “so far, only 35 people have cast their votes.”

    She also told Vanguard that party agents were requested to remove their party tags saying “the logo of the party was too bold. They were using it as a means of campaigning.

    LAGOS Mainland: More than 70 voters have voted at Unit19 Ward H Borno/Jebba Street, LAGOS Mainland

    Ibeju-Lekki: In Awoyaya area of Ibeju-Lekki, APC, UPP, Labour, PDP are represented. There is low turnout.

    APC party agent said, people refused to come out and vote.

    “We are trying to mobilize people to come out and vote. But, the election is peaceful”.

    Ibeju-Lekki: In ward D in Eleko area of Ibeju-Lekki, only Labour Party and APC are represented.

    Accreditation started at 8am and ended 10am while voting started immediately.

    There was large turnout despite the heavy downpour.

    Election is going on smoothly.

    Orile bus stop: Young men playing soccer at Orile bus stop.

    Young men playing soccer at Orile bus stop

    Badagry: Poor turn out of voters at Ward 005 in Badagry. The Presiding officer, Mrs Isaiah said “so far, only 35 people have cast their votes.”

    ‘Mushin is calm because of enlightenment campaign’

    Mushin: Shortly after casting his votes, a member Representing Mushin 2 Federal Constituency, Hon. BolaJI Yusuf Ayinla told newsmen that the elections is relatively peaceful in the area because a lot of enlightenment campaign has gone on to ensure that the youths eschew violence.

    He said: “Because of the kind of quality leadership the APC government offers the people, all the nooks and crannies of Mushin are peaceful. A lot of enlightenment campaign has gone to calm the nerves of the area boys.

    It is not because of my power But the collective resolve of the good people of Mushin to have a peaceful election.

    “We told the youths that, anyone who commits any crime would be arrested, charged to court and eventually goes to prison if found guilty.”

    Somolu and Bariga:
    The LGA election in Somolu and Bariga went without much hassles. Though the turn out of voters was low due to heavy early morning rain showers.

    In Bariga, voting materials arrived early and people were seen voting. However, there was face-off between agents of various party’s on who should stay at the polling booth.

    In Somolu, few people defied rain to exercise their rights. Though INEC agents complained that they recorded low turn out due to rain.

    Bourdilon: Counting of votes ongoing with party agents watching at ward E unit 036 Bourdilon, Lagos.

    Counting of votes ongoing with party agents watching at ward E unit 036 Bourdilon, Lagos. Photo Lamidi Bamidele

    ‎Ballot box snatched at Ajegunle

    Ballot boxes were snatched as voting commenced at WardB at Oduduwa street in Ajeromi-Ifelodun local government area.

    An eyewitness told Vanguard that persons suspected to be political thugs stormed the polling unit and took away the ballot boxes as voting was ongoing‎.



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