Elections: Tinubu, wife vote in Lagos

Elections: Tinubu, wife vote in Lagos

The All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, has cast his vote in Lagos State.

The former Lagos State governor performed his civic right alongside his wife, Remi Tinubu, at Polling Units 085, Ward 3, Sunday Adigun, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos State.

The NewsZenith reports that voting delays at the polling unit due to late arrival of electoral officers.

Election observers, police personnel and journalists were spotted at the scene while the INEC officials had yet to arrive as of 8.51 a.m.

Earlier, the chairman of Ikeja Local Government, Mojid Balogun, lamented the late arrival of INEC officials.

“We are waiting for the electoral officials, we have done our part and we don’t know why they are delaying.

“I am waiting to receive our candidate before I go to the polling unit,” Mojid Balogun, Chairman of Ikeja Local Government said.

Addressing reporters after casting his vote, the APC flagbearer said “democracy is here to stay in Nigeria”.

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He said that he was sure of coming out victorious in the presidential election.

According to him, the voting process is going smoothly.

On the turnout of voters, Tinubu said “this is expected, we need a good turnout and that is the adoption and the commitment to democracy.

“Democratic process must take place”.

The APC flag bearer is one of the leading candidates in the race for Aso Rock.

Other major contenders in the race are former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar of PDP, former Anambra governor, Peter Obi of the LP and ex-kano governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso of NNPP.

Accreditation and voting began on schedule in many polling units across Nigeria, but delays in some areas.

No fewer than 87.2 million voters with PVCs go to polls to elect a new President and National Assembly members.

INEC is conducting the polls at the 176,606 polling units across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.



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