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State elections begin on Sunday at VGC, Lagos

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday began conducting state elections as early as 8 am at the Victoria Garden City (VGC), in the Lekki area of Lagos.

Yesterday, INEC on Saturday postponed elections in 10 polling units and voting began on time at 8.30 am in some of the polling units located in the VGC Park.

Unfortunately, the turnout is quite low compared to yesterday.

On Saturday, residents of the park refused to vote after INEC relocated their polling units outside the park.

INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Segun Agbaje, while visiting the Estate on Saturday to assess the situation, told journalists that corps members deployed as ad-hoc staff for Saturday’s elections were hesitant to enter the VGC Estate as they alleged that they were held hostage in the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Agbaje said the Commission’s ad-hoc staff set up voting materials in front of the estate on Saturday but the estate residents claimed that hoodlums might disrupt the process, so they did not feel secure to cast their votes.

The governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Congress (ADC), Tunde Doherty, whose polling unit is in the VGC scolded INEC for the poor arrangement, saying the situation is “unfortunate.”

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