Lagos council polls free and fair

Taiwo Ojedele and Luqmon Balogun, Lagos

APC leader, Bola Tinubu casting his vote at one of the polling stations.

Lagos State Local Government elections have been adjudged to be free and credible.

Residents of the State who spoke to our correspondent commended the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission, LASIEC for what they described as a largely hitch free process.

LASIEC officials defied the heavy downpour across the State to the admiration of prospective voters who waited patiently for the election officials.

However, the heavy rains may have contributed to the low turnout of voters across the State.

At one of the polling booths visited by our correspondent where over 1000 names were on the voters register, only about 50 people voted.

National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu was one of the late callers to the polling booths.

He voted at about 1:30pm in Alausa, Ikeja, the State capital.

An election observer from Kebbi State asking electoral umpires some questions at one of the polling stations.

Barred from election
The National Conscience Party, Lagos chapter was on Friday barred by the courts from taking part in the elections.

The party according to it s State Chairman, Fatso Ibuowo directed its members to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party candidates.

‘Lagosians’ are voting to elect chairmen and councillors into the 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Development Areas across the State.

Sammie Idika