THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the governorship and House of Assembly elections in 10 polling units at the Victoria Garden City (VGC), Lagos State, till tomorrow, Sunday, March 19.
Eight polling units are within the VGC, while two are in its commercial area.
There were disagreements in the morning after the INEC ad-hoc staff refused to enter the estate.
According to them, they were held hostage during the last presidential election, which took place on February 25.
They chose to conduct the poll at the estate’s gate, but the residents expressed fear thugs might disrupt the exercise.
Briefing journalists, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Segun Agbaje, stated, “We have eight polling units here with 6,024 registered voters, out of which 5,624 people have their PVCs.
“After due consultation and further directive from the national headquarters that we should remobilise here tomorrow (Sunday) morning by 08:30am to conduct the elections, by 08:30am tomorrow (Sunday), we will reconvene here.”
During the February election, the Labour Party presidential candidate won in the estate and the entire Lagos State.
The major candidates seeking the Alausa, Ikeja, governor’s seat are the incumbent Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the Labour Party (LP), and AbdulAzeez Adediran of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The ICIR reports that there are 4,861 polling units in the state, the highest in the country.
The ICIR had reported earlier how Governor Sanwo-Olu defeated the LP candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes Vivour, in his (Gbadebo’s) polling unit.
The governor as well trounced the LP candidate in his (Sanwo-Olu’s) ward, scooping 121 votes against Vivour’s two.