Some residents of Lagos State have claimed not to know the aspirants who contested the chairmanship and councillorship positions in Saturday’s council poll.
In most polling units, electoral materials and officials arrived late, but some residents said the situation did not bother them as they did not even know any of the candidates bidding to represent them in the local government and at the wards.
Although, many of the residents who spoke with newsmen did not know the names of parties’ candidates; interestingly, some still expressed their desire to vote.
“We don’t even know the people that want to represent us; none of them came to this area to campaign. Before, they used to come to campaign, but not anymore. Some of them pasted their posters on walls around, but we don’t know anyone of them and have not met them.
“They have turned us to ‘mumu’ (fools) in this country. But I will still exercise my right by voting for any party that comes to my mind, but I won’t vote for the party in power because it is not good for one party to control everything,” said 58-year-old Fatai Mudasiru.
Despite the ban on movement and commercial activities in the state during the period the elections were expected to hold, some bars and canteens in the area did not have the patience to wait that long as they were open for business by 11am.
Some of them were filled with customers, drinking and chatting.