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Lagos by-election: Ex-governor Fashola absent at polling unit



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Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN), the former governor of Lagos State, was reportedly absent at his polling unit where he was supposed to vote for the candidate of his (APC) for the Surulere 1 House of Representatives.

The former governor and his wife, Mrs Abimbola Fashola, were absent throughout the election.

One of the members of the APC who pleaded anonymity said that the former minister was expected to come around to exercise his franchise.

The party member said, “We actually expected him, but along the line, it was clear that he would not be coming again. I heard that he is not in town.”

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), voting for the Surulere Federal Constituency 1 in Polling Unit 002 at State Junior Grammar School (Special), Itolo Street, Eric Moore, Surulere, commenced at 8.00 a.m., as INEC agents arrived on time to set up the unit.

The polling unit, where the former governor was expected to cast his vote, saw voters coming to vote in small numbers.

The 45 voters came to exercise their franchise in a unit with 750 registered voters.


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