#NigeriaElections2023: There are no INEC officials available, Lekki residents lament

Many residents of Lagos State’s Lekki area turned out in force on Saturday morning to vote in the presidential and National Assembly elections, glamsquad reports 


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Unfortunately, as of 11 a.m., officials from the Independent National Electoral Commission had yet to arrive at many polling stations in the area.

A resident at Jakande, Godswill, who spoke with our correspondent said, “We are many here, we have come out to vote but in all the polling units I have visited in Jakande this morning, more than eight, only one of them has INEC officials present. We’re still expecting them.”

While in the Agungi area of Lekki, our correspondent visited six polling units, but as of 11 a.m., only two polling units, PU 025 and PU 026, remained open.

Another resident lamenting the absence of the INEV officials said, “These people are using lateness as an excuse so we wouldn’t vote. They said voting ends at 2:30pm, but as of 11 a.m., they have yet to arrive, let alone vote.”

Our correspondent noticed that some locals have opened their shops and begun selling food to the waiting voters.

INEC officials are present at the polling stations at Ajiran Primary School 1 and Ajiran Primary School 11.

However, no INEC official was present at the polling units at Bakare Estate main gate, John Okafor gate, Chevron main gate, Ibrahim Odofin, and Ajiran Palace as of the time of filing this report.

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