Supplementary Ballot: Voting Underway in Lagos
Mar 23, 2019
Supplementary Polls: I’m Positive of Victory, Says APC Candidate
Mr. Fatai Mojeed, candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ibeju-Lekki State Constituency I, has expressed confidence that he would win the continuing supplementary election within the constituency.
INEC in Lagos State is conducting supplementary election in 9 polling models of Ibeju-Lekki State Constituency I for the Lagos State Home of Meeting seat.
The fee had declared the March 9 Home of Meeting election within the constituency inconclusive due to over-voting within the 9 polling models overlaying two Registration Areas (Ward) of the constituency.
The affected polling models in Ibeju Registration Space I are polling models zero01, zero03, 004, 005, 006, and 009, whereas that of Iwerekun Registration Space I are polling models 002, 004, and 005.
Talking with NAN at his residence within the constituency, Mojeed, who’s in search of reelection, stated he had been main with a large margin earlier than the ballot was declared inconclusive by the electoral umpire.
“The report on the supplementary election is encouraging, because the persons are popping out progressively to vote, and on the finish of the day, I’m certain I’ll emerge the winner.
“My expectation is to go to collation centre by four:00p.m. or 5: 00 p.m. to be declared the winner,” the APC candidate stated.
Mojeed blamed INEC for cancellation of the March 9 election, saying many of the card readers used on that day broke down alongside the road and weren’t changed.
In keeping with him, the advert hoc employees of INEC then resorted into handbook accreditation of voters and continued the method, which he stated, led to over-voting.
Assessing the performance of Sensible Card Readers within the ongoing supplementary ballot, Mojeed stated: “The cardboard readers are working completely, it’s in contrast to the case of the earlier election.”
Commenting on INEC efficiency, Mojeed stated: “There may be lacuna in system of voting.
”I hope to speak to our representatives at federal stage to look into the problems and proper a few of them within the ongoing evaluate of the electoral act.”
He, nevertheless, adjudged the continuing supplementary election to be peaceable; stressing Ibeju-Lekki is without doubt one of the most peaceable locations in Lagos State, even in Nigeria.
Voters got here out in trickles at Ibeju-Lekki state constituency I, the place supplementary elections held in Lagos State on Saturday.
A correspondent of the Information Company of Nigeria,who monitored the election stories that accreditation and voting commenced at eight:00 a.m. at Polling Models zero01, zero03, 004, 005, and 006 of Ward 01, Ibeju Registration Space.
Officers of the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee and supplies arrived the polling models earlier than eight:0o a.m. and the models had been open at eight:00 a.m.
Safety personnel, comprising Nigeria Police, Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps and Federal Highway Security Corps had been additionally round to offer safety in all of the polling models.
The voter turnout was nevertheless low as INEC officers on the bottom had been seen ready for voters to return out to vote.
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