Some political leaders and residents of Badagry on Saturday commended INEC and security agents for the peaceful and early commencement of voting in Badagry, Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that voting started as early as 8:15a.m. in many polling units in the ancient town because majority of INEC officials arrived their polling units before 7a.m.
The Police, Nigerian Army, Navy, DSS and NSCDC officials were on ground as early as 7:30a.m.in majority of the polling units.
Accreditation and voting started before 8:30a.m. at Polling Unit 04, St Leo’s Catholic Primary School, Ikoga, Badagry.
Prince Sesi Whingah, the APC House of Rep-Elect commended INEC for correcting all the errors noticed at Ward C, Polling Unit 06, during the presidential election on February 25.
“Voting started in my polling unit as early as 8:15a.m., most of the voters came, voted and left the polling unit.
“There is an improvement in what happened here during the presidential election. INEC has addressed all faults so we started voting on time.
At Unit 12, Keta East, where Mr Mobolaji Ogunlende, the Special Adviser to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Special Duty and Inter-governmental Relations voted, commended INEC officials and the security personnel.
Voting started about 8:30a.m compared to around12:40p.m. during the presidential election. Ogunlende commended INEC and security personnel for coming on time.
He said there was massive turn-out of voters at the Asheri Ward, where he voted around 11:00a.m.
Ogunlende said he had confidence that his party would emerge victory at the end of the exercise.
Mr Setonji David, the lawmaker representing Badagry Constituency 2 in Lagos House of Assembly commended the impressive turn-out of voters.
David voted at Ward J, Ajara, in Opa Farm, Badagry.
“Voters came out early due to the presence of INEC and security personnel. As you can see, I have vote and our people are still coming out to vote,” he said.
NAN reports that at Apa, Iworo Ajido Wards, residents commended INEC and security personnel for peaceful conduct of the election. (NAN)