Heavy Rain Mars Lagos LG Polls As Voters Are Holed Up In Their Homes
The heavy rainfall that has descended on Lagos since early this morning has taken a negative toll on the local government elections currently going on in the State, CityScoop can report.
The election has so far recorded a serious low turnout of voters.
There have also been disruptions in voting in a lot of voting centres, obviously owing to the rains.
Suspected flash-points, particularly Mushin area in the state are currently witnessing a tense atmosphere, as security officials, led by the state commissioner ofbpolice, Fatai Owoseni are currently on ground to maintain peace.
A Punch reporter, Afeez Hanafi reportedba while ago that LASIEC officials were rescued as hoodlums brought out charms to disrupt election at Ojuwoye Primary School, Mushin.
The election in the Ojuwoye, Mushin area is keenly contested between APC and Accord Party.
At Ward 3, polling unit 21 on Sofuntere street,Ebute metta, registered voters are 356, only 70 have voted less than an hour to 3pm, when voting will officially close. At unit 22, Registered voters are 406 with 37 votes cast as at the same time.
The rain has also affected voting in Surulere, Ojodu, Lekki, Victoria Island, and some other areas in the state as number of voters dropped drastically.
There is general low turnout of voters in Lekki. The rains have continued to pour. With the recent flooding witnessed in the area, residents are holed up in their homes.
At Sen. Oluremi Tinubu’s ward; Bourdillion Road in Ikoyi, Ward E unit 034, there are 764 registered voters, but only 51 votes have been recorded so far.
Earlier today, there was chaos at Agege Local Government Secretariat after agents of the opposition parties in the state found ballot papers in one commercial bus in front of the secretariat.
It was learnt that the two occupants of the vehicle ran away after the ballot papers were discovered by the opposition party agents. The agents are accusing the ruling APC in the state of trying to rig the election.