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Election: Clash at the PDP governorship candidate polling unit in Lagos State

There was a clash at the polling unit of the PDP's Deputy Governorship candidate, Funke Akindele, in Lagos State.

The clash was between the agents of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).

At around 12:16 p.m. Saturday, the PDP Deputy Governorship candidate, Funke Akindele, cast her vote at polling unit 019, Ita Aro Square, ga/Ijimu ward in Ikorodu, Lagos State.

Meanwhile, at 3:30 p.m., the clash began when an assistant presiding officer of the INEC closed the voting exercise.

And the APC agent, who was not affirming the decision, insisted that the voting must continue.

Immediately, an agent of the PDP, who did not want the voting to continue, locked horns with the APC agent as they engaged in a verbal duel.

With the situation going on, Funke's arrival triggered the crowd to act violently, insisting that the PDP candidate should join the queue.

However, after noon, Funke Akindele prevailed on the situation and was able to cast her vote.The moment she was done with the cast, she was led hurriedly by two aides to her QX56 Infinity SUV, which had a masking plate number.

Due to the intense pressure from the violent hoodlums, the popular actress and governorship candidate quickly zoomed off with her team.

Observing the situation, the exercise was marred by the late arrival of the securities as well as the INEC officials and technical challenges.

According to Punch, the Ikorodu Council leader Adebowale Ajayi, who spoke on the development, he blamed the late arrival of INEC officials for the disorderly behavior of the voters.

In his words, he said, “INEC came late." Because of that, people, due to the pressure and because they had stayed for so long, were not happy.

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