Lagos Poll: INEC Postpones Voting In VGC After Clash ​

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Mar 18, 2023

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The governorship and House of Assembly election in Victoria Garden City, VGC, in Lagos, has been postponed to Sunday.

A communication at 3:40 pm from the management of the state said the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has rescheduled voting.

“INEC State Commissioner, Mr Segun Agbaje, has announced election will hold [on] Sunday March 19 from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.

“The polling units will remain at the original location (8 in VGC Park and 2 in Commercial Area),” the notice reads.

The notice stated that the register/attendance for each polling unit will be maintained while new number tags will be issued tomorrow.

Earlier, VGC issued a brief statement after INEC officials refused to enter the estate, choosing to conduct the poll near the main gate, off Lekki-Epe expressway, to the chagrin of residents.

The information seen by DAILY POST said INEC Returning Officer for Eti-Osa “complained about harassment of their staff and late voting during the presidential elections.”

The management said it requested an official letter detailing change of venue but the commission failed to provide it.

The estate leadership agreed to INEC’s demand for generic code to ease access for its personnel, a space for set up, and an undertaking of no harassment.

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, won in VGC in the 2019 general elections but the Labour Party, LP, holds all the aces this time.

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