March 3, 2024

Governorship-Assembly Election: Odi-Olowo Ojuwoye LCDA rated high in peaceful conduct

The Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections are held simultaneously across the country today.

The elections are held in 20 local governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in Lagos State.

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is seeking re-election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Sanwo-Olu is contesting with the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran, and the candidate of the Labour Party, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour.

During a visit to some of the polling units within Odi-Olowo Ojuwoye LCDA, Afrireporters observed the peaceful conduct of Saturday’s election.

Some of the political leaders and residents interviewed across the polling units attested to free and fair electoral conduct. They commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the exercise.

Speaking at his Ward A2 polling unit, the Chairman of Odi-Olowo Ojuwoye LCDA, Hon Rasaq Ajala commended the residents for coming out in large numbers to exercise their electoral rights.

“As I take part in today’s election, I must sincerely appreciate Nigerians for coming out in large numbers to vote for their favourite candidates,” said HRA.

He encouraged the residents, “Feel free to exercise your electoral right and vote wisely.”

Mushin Constituency 1 candidate for the state National Assembly, Hon Nureni Akinsanya, also appreciated the active participation of his constituents in the election.

“I have successfully exercised my electoral right as the candidate for the Mushin Constituency 1,” Hon Akinsanya said after voting at unit 25 in Ward B1.

He added, “I appreciate the enormous support of my constituents who have come out in their numbers to exercise their civic right.

“While we await the outcome of the election in our favour, let’s remain calm and vote wisely.”

While speaking about the voting at unit 28 on Anu-Oluwapo Street, a resident, simply identified as Yusuf, maintained that the election “is very peaceful.”

At polling unit 020 in Ward B1, the Supervisor on Special Duties, Hon Fuad Ishola, commended the political leaders within the LCDA for a series of pre-election programmes organised to sensitize residents to the electoral processes.

Hon Ishola also commended the early arrival of the INEC officials, adding that the election has been free, fair and peaceful.

During an interview with the supervisor, Former Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC), Hon Lekan Mabinu Ori, called to find out how the voting was going.

While attesting to the peaceful conduct of the election, the Councillor representing Ward A2, Hon Haruna Adeosun, said, “I am proud of the people in this LCDA. The rate at which they come out in multitude to vote testifies to their commitment to choosing right leaders to represent them.”

Lagosians eagerly await the results of the election later in the day.

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