Lagos community laments late arrival of INEC officials

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Voters in Ikotun, a densely populated neighborhood in Lagos have expressed their frustration over the late arrival of staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  to polling booths in their area.

The voters, who have been patiently waiting since early morning, looked frustrated as no INEC officials were in sight.

It was learnt that some voters got to the designated polling booth as early as hoping to get cleared before the official voting time of 8.30am.

However, as at 9.10am, there was still no sign of the INEC officials, causing some voters to express frustration.

One voter said “I have been here since 7 am, and it’s now almost 9.30 am. We are getting tired and hungry. We want to vote, but we can’t do anything until the officials arrive.

Another voter expressed concern about the delay, saying, “I hope this delay doesn’t affect the credibility of the election. INEC needs to be more organized and efficient in their planning.”

Despite the delay, the voters remained optimistic and determined to exercise their civic duty. They say they will wait as long as it takes for the officials to arrive and for the election to proceed.

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