Counting, collation underway as voting ends in Lagos council polls

Voting has ended in polling units as vote counting and collation of got underway after Saturday’s elections into the 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Lagos State.

The News of Nigeria’s (NAN) correspondents, who monitored the exercise, reports that collations have started at the ward levels where winners of the councillorship election would be returned.

The counting of votes at the polling units were carried out in the presence of agents of political party and security agents.

NAN reports that the Lagos State Independent Commission (LASIEC) had earlier announced that of Saturday’s local government election in the state will be declared at the ward and local government levels.

Retired Justice Ayotunde Phillips, the Chairman of LASIEC, disclosed this briefing newsmen after touring some polling units in Lagos Mainland Local Government Area and Yaba Local Council Development Area. (LCDA).

Saturday’s election into the 20 LGs and 37 LCDAs of the state, which commenced at 8 a.m. and ended at 3 p.m., was characterised by voter apathy and malfunctioning of Smart Card Readers. (NAN)