Lagos By-Election 2020 Results, live updates and situation report can be accessed below.
Today, December 5, 2020, the people of Lagos East in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, will troop out to elect a new representative to represent them for another four years in the Lagos East Senatorial District.
GoldenNewsNg reports that that the Lagos by-election is taking place in Lagos East senatorial district to replace the vacant seat created due to Senator Adebayo Osinowo’s death in June 2020.
The Lagos by-election is taking place across five local government areas (LGAs): Somolu, Kosofe, Ikorodu, Epe and Ibeju-Lekki; and eleven local council development areas LCDA’s with the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, Babatunde Gbadamosi and Tokunbo Abiru of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, seen as the main contenders.
Lagos East Senatorial District, has 1, 978 polling units, 71 wards, and 1,343,448 registered voters with Kosofe II State Constituency having 337 polling units spread across six wards with a total of 280,363 registered voters.
GoldenNewsNg understands that the LGAs collation centres would be at the INEC Offices in Somolu, Ikorodu, Epe, Ibeju-Lekki except for Kosofe which had been situated at Anglican Comprehensive High School, Ogudu.
The Lagos East Senatorial Constituency Collation Centre would be at INEC office in Somolu. According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), out of 1,343,448 registered voters in Lagos East, only 1,168,790 voters collected Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
INEC says out of 147, 073 registered voters in Epe, 131,109 voters have PVCs; out of 109,729 registered voters in Ibeju-Lekki, only 94,047 have PCVs while in Ikorodu, out of 336,532 registered voters, only 277,750 have PVCs.
In Somolu, out of 307, 066 registered voters, only 276, 929 have PVCs while in Kosofe, out of 443, 048 registered voters, only 389,058 voters have PVCs
GoldenNewsNg is on the ground to give you live updates from the election.
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Live reports of Lagos By-Election 2020.
8:00 AM: INEC officials have arrived at Polling Unit 009, Open Space in front of Baale’s House, Ibeju-Lekki LGA.
8:05 AM: INEC officials have started sorting election materials at Polling Unit 008 and 009 in Agbala Village, Ikorodu LGA.
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