Elections: Collation of results orderly in Lagos




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The exercise which was ongoing as at 2p.m. Sunday was being done in the presence of journalists, security agents, officials, party agents, and some observers.

At the Lagos Mainland Local Government collation centre in Sabo, Yaba, the exercise was at the last stage as at 2p.m.

Mr Wale Alagbe, the council’s Officer,
said that the collation would soon be concluded.

Alagbe expressed satisfaction at the smooth conduct of the exercise taking place at St. Agnes Primary School.

“We have received results from all the registration areas, and are about to conclude collation,’’ he said.

Alagbe thanked security agents for maximum cooperation.

He said that fear of insecurity by INEC ad hoc staff caused a little delay of the electoral process.

In Ikorodu, collation of the elections results was done amidst tight security.

Results from various polling units were being compiled by INEC officials in the presence of the media and accredited observers.

 

The collation, which started on Saturday evening, was initially rowdy because of arrival of some ballot boxes to the INEC office at about the same time.

 

There were road blocks mounted by soldiers at strategic places in the town till about 10.35a.m. on Sunday.

 

NAN learnt that the road blocks were to aid security of ballot boxes as some of them were delivered to the INEC office early on Sunday morning.

 

Operatives of the Department of State Security, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the police were on ground to provide security.

In Agege, the exercise was equally peaceful and orderly.

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Counting was being done in the presence of journalists, observers and others.

The situation was the same in Badagry as PDP and APC conveyed their supporters to INEC office for announcement of results.

Both party supporters were claiming in the elections.

Security officials were on ground to prevent breakdown of law and order from the party supporters.

NAN reports that voting continued on Sunday at some polling units  in Alimosho, Oshodi-Isolo, Kosofe, Eti-Osa and Somolu council areas.

Elections were inconclusive on Saturday at the units due to challenges encountered with smart card readers. (NAN)