As at 12 noon election materials were yet to arrive at the two polling units on Bourdillon road, Ikoyi, Lagos where the resident of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC is located.
According to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC guideline, accreditation of voters ought to start by 8am and end by 1pm, while voting would commence by 1:30pm.
Apart from the road housing the 2-units, (020 and 034) under the Etiosa local government area of the state, other polling units around Bourdillon have received their materials and voters’ accreditation has long commenced.
Oluremi Tinubu, Senator and aspirant in today’s election is expected to vote in the Polling unit 034 directly opposite her husband’s house.
TELL observed the voters stranded without a single official of the INEC on ground to explain the reason for the delay.
Speaking exclusively with TELL, Senator Tinubu said she is not surprised by what was playing out at the area. “Do they want this election? No! This is expected; so we should not be disappointed by it. But we are here and we are going to vote. It is a slow start, but we are doing something.
“We’ve been promised in Lagos that we will vote. Lagos really set the pace. For them to be doing this here, how do you want the rest of the country to be encouraged? I’ve been here since 8 O’clock this morning and I am not going anywhere. I am going to follow it to a logical conclusion,” she said.
Tinubu said she doesn’t know what could be responsible for the delay. “That tells you of a government that is not working,” she said.
Some of the prospective voters who spoke with TELL said they could not discern the reason for the continued delay.
Attempts to reach Olufemi Akinbiyi, Lagos INEC spokesperson was not successful. But some of the Commission’s officials in Hope Primary school, Lagos where the materials are supposed to be further distributed to the two polling units said they were still sorting the materials.Follow Us on Social Media