Guber Candidate Jimi Agbaje decries low turnout in Lagos

Sulaimon Alamutu, Lagos


The Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos state, Mr Jimi Agbaje, has decried the low turnout voters in the Saturday Gubernatorial election.

Speaking with journalists after casting his vote at Ward C Unit 004 in Hinderea Area of Liverpool, Apapa, Agbaje said the development should be a source of concern to all those who want to advance Nigeria’s democracy.

“The citizens must be parts and parcel of the democratic process. They must know that their voice count. They must know that their votes count,” he said.

He highlighted some of the factors that could be responsible for the low turnout.

Agbaje attributed the development to some of the challenges encountered in Lagos state during the Presidential and National Assembly elections, which he alleged to include “violence, thuggery, ballot box snatching and intimidations.”

He, therefore, appealed to Nigerians not to be deterred, and come out to carry out their civic responsibilities.

In a similar vein, the President, Campaign for Democracy, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, said there were no INEC officials in some of the areas she had covered 10am.

She also expressed concerns over the low turn of voters.

Okei-Odumakin, however, commended the security arrangement put in place by the government, saying the personnel she encountered while on observing mission across the state were highly professional in their conducts.