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Nigeria Decides 2019: Live updates of governorship and state assembly elections

Update from Lagos: INEC officials yet to show up at Berger, Ojodu, Ikeja areas

Voting is yet to commence in many parts of Ikeja, including Ojodu, as INEC officials were not sited at the polling stations at about 11am.

NAN’s on-the-spot verification team visited Babatunde Fafunwa Model School, which housed Ward B, Unit 012 and 013, as well as Ward B 017 and 018.

Other areas visited include Ward B, Unit 004, Ojodu; Ward F Unit 022, Unit 021, 020, Ward B, 002 and 015; Ward 3, Unit 046 and 047, among others.

Speaking at her Polling Unit, the Iyaloja General, Folasade Ojo-Tinubu, appealed for an extension of the voting time, adding that this will give residents the opportunity to vote.

“I believe that INEC has to improve; we have to ask for the extension of voting hours, because we started rather late.

“We need to cover up for the lost time, so we implore INEC to give us more time,” she said.

The party agents who spoke with NAN expressed disappointment over the late arrival of the INEC officials.

A PDP agent, Ojolola Olasunkanmi, said the voters and other party agents were still expecting the INEC officials.

“We are still expecting them. What caused the delay is unknown to us.

“Many voters have been here since morning till this time which is 10am, whereas voting should have commenced.

“The presidential election was not like this. I hope people will not be discouraged to vote again,” he said.

Toyin Davies, an APC agent for Ward F unit 020, was also in the dark regarding what was responsible for the late arrival of the INEC officials.

“I can’t explain what is holding them and the reason the voting failed to commence on time. We have yet to see the INEC officials and nobody has been able to give us reasons,’’ she said.

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