Willie Eya and Chukwudi Nweje
The Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Jimi Agbaje, has decried the low turnout of voters for the yesterday’s election, attributing it to hooliganism witnessed during the presidential election.
Agbaje, who voted at 11 am immediately he arrived at his polling unit 004, ward A, Apapa 2, said what happened during the last election like ballot box snatching, poor distribution of materials and violent in some areas discouraged the voters from coming out to exercise their civic rights.
Agbaje charged the security agencies to ensure that voters exercise their franchise unhindered, adding that everybody must play his or her part to make success of the electoral process.
He said: “There are reports that some INEC ad hoc staff are protesting non-payment of their allowances. Therefore, we have some polling stations that have not been able to vote due to this disruption by the INEC staff.
“We hope that as the election progresses, people will turn out to vote. They should simply come out and exercise their civic rights. The citizen should be part of our democratic development process.”