LAGOS – Thugs allegedly hired by the All Progressives Congress (APC) attacked and chased away non-Yoruba-speaking voters in Oshodi-Isolo, Lagos because they would not cast their ballots for incumbent Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who is seeking re-election.
In the run-up to voting today, hoodlums had been round locations in Nigeria’s most populous state which is home to all nationalities, from Ikorodu to Lekki across to Badagry, warning those who would not vote for Sanwo-Olu not to show up at polling units.
The attackers, wielding iron rods and sticks, invaded polling units across wards on Ajao Estate in Oshodi-Isolo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) where voters waited for the arrival of electoral officials still being expected by 8.53am.
Pandemonium broke out as voters in their multitudes scampered to safety to escape the attack, according to reporting by Tribune.
The process started almost two hours behind the scheduled time of 8am in Egbe-Idimu LCDA but there was a massive turnout of voters.
At a polling unit in Abanishe Junction, Agodo, agents of political parties moved from house to house encouraging voters, particularly the youth, to come out and vote.