Barely a month after the #EndSARS protests that witnessed the brutalisation of youths and their avowal to use the electoral process to punish Nigerian leaders by coming out en masse to vote them out of power, there was a low voter turnout during the bye-election in Lagos on Saturday.
Figures obtained by The PUNCH showed that the number of persons that voted in Somolu, Epe, Kosofe, Ibeju-Lekki and Ikorodu local government areas on Saturday was less than nine per cent of the total number of persons with Permanent Voter Cards.
According to the Independent National Electoral Commission, about 1, 168, 790 voters possess PVCs in the five local governments and were expected to vote on Saturday.
However, figures released by INEC showed that only 104, 894 persons cast their ballot in the election which the All Progressives Congress won. (Punch)