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Voting Continues in Parts of Lagos Despite Poll Suspension

By IWPR Nigeria

 

 

 

    

 

Voting continued in parts of Lagos, for at least one hour after the announcement of the suspension of polling in Nigeria’s parliamentary election on Saturday.

Voting will now take place on Monday, according to INEC, the election regulator.


It was reported that some election officials refused to stop the voting, saying they had not yet received any official directive. Others took it as a ruse by the security services in an attempt to try and disperse the crowds that had gathered at the polling stations

Among those who managed to vote prior to the suspension was Lagos Governor Babatunde Fashola. He has come out against holding the suspended parliamentary elections on Monday.

He said it would be more sensible for the elections to be held next Saturday on the same day that voters would be going to the polls to choose a new president.