Voters across Lagos-East Senatorial District trooped out to vote on Saturday, as the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Tokunbo Abiru and Babatunde Gbadamosi of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, renewed rivalry in a bye-election.
The duo will battle for the vacant senate seat following the death of the former Senator representing the senatorial district, Bayo Osinowo, who was snatched away by the cruel hand of Coronavirus.
Both Abiru and Gbadamosi have rolled out their campaign agenda. In his campaign agenda, Abiru promised people-oriented representation within the statutory mandate of a senator.
The Independent National Electoral Commission said 1,343,448 residents of the district are eligible to vote in the election.
However, going by past experience, less than 25 percent of the people on the register may turn up to vote.
Lagos East is made up of five local government areas (LGAs) and 11 local council development areas (LCDAs).
P.M. News will bring updates on the election as it happens from 1,978 polling units and 71 registration centres in the district.
8:01 am: INEC officials have arrived at Polling Unit 009, Open Space in front of Baale’s House, Ibeju-Lekki LGA
8:03 am: INEC officials have started sorting election materials at Polling Unit 008 and 009 in Agbala Village, Ikorodu LGA.
8: 40am: Voting has commenced at Polling Unit 007 and 008, Premises of Ibeju High School II, Ibeju Lekki LGA.
09:18 am: Voters are stranded at Polling Unit 009 in Agbala Village, Ikorodu, as the Card Reader malfunctioned. The situation triggers an undue delay in the accreditation process.
9:20am: Voting has also commenced at Polling Unit 004, Customary Court, Ibeju.
Speaking to our correspondent Chief Lanre Mayegun, a community leader in the area said the exercise has started smoothly and he’s optimistic it will end well.
9:22am: Voting commenced at the junction of Ajewole, Polling Unit 006, Ibeju Lekki LGA
10:13am: Voting on going at R.C.M Primary School, Odomola, Epe, Polling Unit, 002, 004 and but the card reader at 005 is currently not working.
10:18am: Voting is ongoing smoothly at Poka Primary School at Polling Unit 004, 005, and 006 respectively.
10:25am: Voting ongoing at Local Government Pry School Noforija, Polling Unit 002 and 003.
10:30am: Large Ansarudeen Primary School, Ibowon Polling Unit 002, 003, 009, 004 respectively.