The former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, has lamented the reports of violence and thuggery he has been receiving from different parts of Lagos State about the Governorship and State Assembly elections. He said this to reporters after casting his vote at his polling unit in Eti-Osa Local Government Area, in Ikoyi.
In the report which was made by Vanguard, he said that the reports he has been getting from different parts of the state are very depressing, and added that there are reports that thugs were snatching and also destroying ballot boxes.
He said - "The reports I have been getting so far have been very depressing. Thugs were just smashing and snatching ballot boxes. Where I voted at Cameron was peaceful, but the reports I have gotten so far from places like Ikeja, Shomolu and Kosofe were that thugs were scaring people, ballot boxes were snatched. I see this as voter apathy."
Speaking further, Bode George said that what the security agencies are supposed to do is to ensure the safety of lives and properties, and also ensure that voters cast their votes without any intimidation.
He added - "But the reports I have gotten so far is that people are complaining that there are intimidation and snatching of ballot boxes."
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