Ambode votes in Epe, hails Lagosians, INEC



Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, joined millions of other Nigerians today to elect a new President and national lawmakers.

He cast his vote at exactly 10.01 on Saturday at Ward A5, Polling Unit 033 at Ogunmodede Junior College in Papa Epe.

Ambode who arrived the polling centre at 9.48am was the first to be accredited and to vote in the polling unit, ‘The Nation’ says.

It adds that although INEC officials did not arrive with voting materials until 9.05 am accreditation and voting commenced at about 9.48am

The turnout at the polling center which has two voting units was impressive and the atmosphere was peaceful.

“I came to perform my civic right and I have voted successfully in my polling unit. And from the records we have across the state, I can observe that the election is going on peacefully across the state.

“I am delighted that Lagosians have been very cooperative. We’ve had a peaceful night and ever since morning also, everywhere has been very peaceful.

“We want to commend INEC, they have been up to the task and almost everywhere, election materials are in place. Places where materials have not gotten to, the materials are already on its way.

“This election is going to be very peaceful; it will be the best ever in the country and I pray it’s very successful,” Ambode was quoted as saying.

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