The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the ongoing bye-election in Lagos East Senatorial District, Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi, has said voting did not start on time, complaining that there was no enough voter education to aid massive turnout.
Gbadamosi said this on Saturday at his polling unit (014) Allison Junction in Ikorodu, while speaking with journalists after casting his vote.
He said there was calmness so far in some places while there were some disturbances around Ward A1.
He added that there is need to end thuggery and hooliganism in politics, saying that there is need to put a stop to political violence by the people themselves.
” Those involve in political violence have always been using it to win elections and get away with it, but the people will need to put a stop to it by themselves “, said Gbadamosi.
Gbadamosi who voted around 9:22am called on eligible voters in the senatorial district to come out enmass to cast their votes to end political violence and hunger.
” I want to call on the voters in Lagos East Senatorial District to come out and vote to end political violence, hunger, and violence against our youths. We must move forward and leave the things of the past. We cannot continue to use second hand product but to use new product with fresh ideology. That is the only way for us a people”.
However, it was observed that there were low turnout of voters in most of the polling units visited by this reporter.
As at 8:49am in Somolu local government, electoral officials were sighted erecting their polling cubicles.