Labour Party Governorship Candidate alleges voter intimidation in Lagos State

The Governorship Candidate of Labour Party (LP) in Lagos State Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, has alleged that Saturday’s governorship poll in the state has been marred by voters’ intimidation, adding that there were cases of voter intimidation and harassment in areas like Ojo and Oshodi/Isolo.

Penpushing reports that the candidate who cast his vote around 9:46 a.m. in his polling unit, at Oshifila Igbira, Anifowoshe, Ikeja local government area in company of his wife and some security officials said he has been getting widespread reports on voters’ suppression

“Since morning, we’ve been getting widespread reports on voters’ suppression, voters’ intimidation in places like Kosofe. At VGC, INEC officials are refusing to go into estates. They are telling estate people to come to the express road which is not a legal position for a polling unit to be. We have similar situations all over in Ikate, several places, Ojo, Computer Village I am hearing as well. We are dealing with it in our situation room’, he said.

Penpushing further reports that the Labour Party (LP) Candidate said he is not placing his confidence in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) but rather in Lagos residents, stressing that he heard reports that the Biometric Voters Accreditation System (BVAS) machine for Osborne 2 estate in the state was preloaded with votes.

The Governorship candidate declared that his party and supporters must stand up to this development, adding that it was no longer acceptable and doing everything possible to ensure the Labour Party (LP) come out victorious

Penpushing also reports that as at the time of filing this report the allegation of the Governorship Candidate of the Labour Party (LP) could not be establish, while it is on record that the party is  seeking to unseat the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) in Lagos State.

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