Lagos LG poll: Low turnout of voters in Festac town

Lagos LG poll: Low turnout of voters in Festac town

Fresh reports have indicated that there is a sort of voters apathy ongoing at the local government elections in Festac Town, Amuwo-Odofin area of Lagos, which election observers said commenced on time.

As of 11 am, party agents and officials of Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission were spotted waiting patiently as residents trickled into the polling units.

At 21 Road, 3rd Avenue, 1st Avenue, 5th Avenue, 22 Road, 23 Road, 24 Road, 7th Avenue, 6th Avenue, among others, you could see election officials with party agents at the polling units, awaiting voters, while in few others, voters were turning up at intervals, Vanguard reports.

It was only at two polling units on 512 Road, that witnessed a reasonable turn out of voters, and an undisclosed source said that it was because of a chairmanship candidate and also a counselorship candidate of one of the political parties that lives in the area.

Political parties on the ballot papers sighted by this report showed that it was only the All Progressives Congress, APC, the People Democratic Party, PDP and Labour Party that were on the ballot.

At all the polling units visited by this reporter at press time, police personnel was seen within the vicinity and the exercise was going on peacefully.

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