– Senate Pres., Bukola Saraki has reacted to the low turnout of voters in Kwara state
– The PDP Governorship candidate in Lagos, Jimi Agbaje has also reacted to the low turnout of voters
According to a report, Nigerian Senate Pres., Bukola Saraki in a statement today has expressed disappointment over the low turnout of voters in the 2019 Governorship and State Assembly Election in Kwara State.
Bukola Saraku, who cast his vote at Opobiyi polling unit 005 under the Ajikobi ward disclosed that the turnout was low compared to the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly Election which took place on the 23rd of Feb.
Also, the Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje has also expressed disappointment at the low turnout of voters in the state.
Jimi Agabje, who cast his vote at his polling unit in Apapa claimed that the low turnout could be as a result of what happened in the last election in terms thuggery, violence, ballot-snatching.
He disclosed that people would not bother themselves if they do not believe in the system.
Jimi Agbaje in his statement said, “The low turnout should concern those who want to advance the cause of democracy.
“Citizens should be part of the democratic process. They must want their voice and votes to count.
“So, when you don’t have a good turnout, there are many factors that could account for it.
“It could be as a result of what happened in the last election in terms thuggery, violence, ballot-snatching, that could have affected….
“But there are deeper issues. If people do not believe in the process, then they ask themselves, “Why bother?”
He, however, disclosed that he is certain of victory in the poll.