The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced sorting and counting of ballots at the ongoing Lagos East Senatorial district bye-election.
Exactly 2:30pm, voting ended in all polling units where the bye election is taking place in the senatorial district.
Lagos East is made up of five local government areas (LGAs) and 11 local council development areas (LCDAs).
At polling 004 005 and 006 of Odomola Ward, in Epe LGA, INEC officials started the crossing of unused ballot papers at 2:40p.m., while sorting and counting commenced immediately.
The situation was the same at polling unit 07 and 08 of the same ward situated at the R.C.M Primary School, Odomola.
The exercise is being carried out under the watch of various security agencies in the presence of political party representatives.