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Peaceful accreditation, voting recorded in Okota, Lagos area


Accreditation and voting in Okota, a suburb in Lagos State were conducted under calm atmosphere. After accreditation which started as early as 8 am, some voters waited behind for the voting which commenced at 1 pm in some places and 1:30 pm in other places.

Not minding the heat of the Sun, the voters sat in groups discussing various issues as they were clear in their minds who to vote for in the presidential election.

The quiet atmosphere in the Okota area encouraged voters to turn out en masse as they were sure of their security.
Party representatives were also on standby to monitor the accreditation and the voting as they expressed delight on the peace recorded so far.

However, some voters that came after 1:30 at a polling booth in Fasheun Street in the area were not allowed for accreditation as the officials told them that the accreditation had ended.

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Voters who spoke to BusinessDay expressed happiness on the peaceful accreditation and voting witnessed in Okota. They believe that if this peace continues more voters will turn up for subsequent elections.