Wednesday August 04, 2021 8:54 PM

Lagos by-elections: INEC raises concern over likely voter apathy

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State appealed electorate to shun apathy and come out to vote enmasse in the the upcoming bye-elections on Saturday.

Resident Electoral Commissioner in Lagos State, Sam Olumekun made this appeal during an interview with NAN in Lagos.

Acccording to him, voter apathy during mid-session is a source of concern to the commission

He noted that necessary security personnel would be provided to for the safety of voters.

According to him, voter apathy has become a great concern of the commission during elections and urged people to come out enmasse to choose their representatives.

Olumekun said: “Our readiness in Lagos State to conduct yet another credible bye-elections cannot be doubted. We have the total support of all stakeholders for security.

“The Commissioner of Police and his counterparts in other security agencies have assured us of adequate deployment of men and officers to provide security and safety of voters, INEC staff and materials.

“We want to appeal to people to come out to cast their votes. Democracy is about people. It is only through people’s participation that it can deepen.

“So, people must avoid apathy, they must not opt out in this particular election. The problem of apathy is a major concern to us.

“We want to advise eligible voters in Somolu, Kosofe, Ikorodu, Epe and Ibeju-Lekki not to sit back and watch on election day.

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