Lagos by-election: Gbaja, Fuad Laguda vote amid low turnout

Lagos by-election: Gbaja, Fuad Laguda vote amid low turnout

There’s a low turnout of voters in many of the polling models for Saturday’s election into the vacant Home of Representatives seat for Surelere federal constituency 1.

The seat within the decrease legislative chamber grew to become vacant after President Bola Tinubu appointed Femi Gbajabiamila, immediate-past speaker of the home as his chief of workers.

Fuad Laguda of the All Progressives Congress (APC); Jerry Afemikhe of the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP); and Adeola Adebanjo of the Labour Occasion (LP); are the candidates looking for to interchange Gbajabiamila on the home of representatives.

Gbajabiamila voted about 11am amid cheers from occasion members within the constituency.

Talking in an interview with journalists after voting, Gbajabiamila stated the present insecurity within the nation just isn’t peculiar to Nigeria alone, noting that he was optimistic that the current administration would sort out the issue.

He stated President Tinubu was actively working to unravel the safety drawback within the nation and had devise new methods to cope with the scenario.

“The safety challenges just isn’t peculiar to Nigeria alone, however we’re assured that essential steps is been taken to unravel the scenario”, Gbajabiamila stated

Though is restrictions of motion within the constituency in which there’s adherence as directive issued by the police.

Laguda, candidate of the APC, shared photos of himself at his polling unit on his X web page at about 10:30am.

“I’ve exercised my franchise at my polling unit, Randle Avenue Major College PU 009, Shitta/Ogunlana Ward,” he wrote.

Many of the polling models within the constituency recorded low turnout of voters. In some polling models occasion agent needed to transfer throughout streets ringing bell to get individuals consideration to return out and vote.

Some residents complained that they have no idea that the election was holding at the moment.

“I don’t know there was a critical election, there isn’t any data in any respect that’s the reason I didn’t come out”, Usor Mark, a resident stated.

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