Lagos East senatorial bye-election candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party Babatunde Gbadamosi has cast his vote in the ongoing election.
The PDP candidate voted around 9:40am on Saturday at polling unit 014, Isele.
Gbadamosi said he got reports of violence in some parts of the state and accused the All Progressives Congress of sponsoring it.
“There are some disturbances in some parts of Ikorodu by the other side. They believe that violence and rigging will earn them victory. It is very sad,” he said.
Gbadamosi also decried lateness in the commencement of voting, saying that INEC officials kicked off the exercise around 9:22am instead of 8:00am.
He said he was apprehensive about the outcome of the poll, giving the history of election rigging in Nigeria and Lagos.
Gbadamosi called on residents to vote to end the problems in the area.
”Come out and vote to end violence, hunger and oppression. We are all traumatised and we cannot continue to use second-hand products,” he said.
Gbadamosi’s major contender for the seat is the former MD/CEO of Polaris Bank Tokunbo Abiru of the APC.
The Lagos East senatorial seat became vacant following the death of Senator Bayo Osinowo (APC).