By: Subair Mohamed
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State will hold the Gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections on Sunday, March 19, 2023 in 8 voting units in Eti-Osa LCDA.
The Commission’s Head of Voter Education and Publicity, Ms. Tadese Adenike, said in a statement that the election was not held in the affected voting units on the Victoria Garden City Estate in the Eti Osa local government area due to the refusal of residents to go out and vote.
She said: “The Commission wishes to inform the general public that the Governor/House of Assembly Election held today Saturday March 18, 2023 could not be held in eight (8) voting units at the Victoria Garden City Estate in the area of Eti Osa local government.
This press release has become imperative to clarify the allegations and accusations currently circulating.
It is also pertinent to note that the Adhoc staff hired (NYSC Corp members) for the conduct of the Presidential/National Assembly elections held on February 25, 2023 were traumatized due to the extension of work hours (until 4:00 a.m.). am on February 26, 2023). 2023) that it was dangerous for the general welfare of the Adhoc General Staff.
In light of this incident and in order to prevent the above incident, the Eti-Osa Election Officer was directed to compromise with VGC Management to hold today’s Governor/Assembly House Election in front of the Gate of the State, but in view of the Commission. Dismay, residents refused to go out to vote despite the deployment of police and military in the area to ensure security and improve environmental peace during and after the elections today March 18, 2023.
After consultation with the Commission, it was decided that the election be rescheduled to be held at VGC Eti-Osa LGA tomorrow Sunday March 19, 2023 between 8:30 am and 2:30 pm.
Members of the public should note that the number of registered voters in VGC is six thousand twenty four (6024) while the number of PVCs collected was five thousand six hundred twenty four (5624)
The Independent National Election Commission, as a law-abiding corporate institution, will never deprive voters of fulfilling their civic responsibility and voting for the candidate of their choice.
INEC urges the good people of VGC to be orderly and respectful of the law during the rescheduled elections tomorrow, March 19, 2023”.