Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, is not impressed with the turnout of voters during Saturday’s local government elections in Lagos State.
Gbajabiamila stated this after casting his vote at his polling unit located at Elizabeth Fowler Primary School, Ward 014 on Mercy Eneli Street, Surulere.
The process witnessed low turnout as most were seen doing their normal business while some youths used the occasion to play soccer on the stress. Most of the people who voted are the elderly.
Not impressed with the turnout, Gbajabiamila said what is more important is the peaceful nature of the election.
“From what I have seen so far, there is no violence and people are conducting themselves orderly but would have wanted a larger turnout. I am very disappointed to hear that the card reader has technical issues, which is like we are not there yet, but almost there.”
He further stated that why most of the All Progressives members in the National Assembly voted with electronic transfer of result played out there practically as he had to fil an incident form after the card reader failed.
He, therefore, charged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) to play their roles in ensuring the process records no future hitch.
“INEC is charged with the responsibility of electoral features, while NCC is charged with the responsibility of making sure our technology improves with proper infrastructure,” Gbajabiamila said.
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