Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. (Hon) Mudashiru Obasa, on Saturday said the local government election held in the state was a confirmation that Nigeria’s democracy has come to stay.
Obasa said this at the Unit 19, Ward 005, Oluwole Olaniyan Street in the Agege area of the state after casting his vote.
He commended the voters, the security agencies and the officials of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) for the peaceful conduct of the election.
According to him, beyond the apathy of the voters, the peaceful conduct of the exercise shows that democracy has become more entrenched in the minds of the people of the state.
Concerning the turnout of voters, he said more enlightenment of the residents is needed to make them see reasons why they should participate in the election of people into offices to represent their interests.
He called on the civil society to intensify efforts to educate the people on the importance of elections.