Gbadamosi votes in Ikorodu, seeks end to electoral violence


Lagos by-election: Gbadamosi votes in Ikorodu, seeks end to electoral violence

Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi, the PDP Candidate for Saturday’s Lagos East Senatorial District by-election, has called on governments and political parties to do more to end violence during elections.

Gbadamosi made the call while speaking with newsmen shortly after voting at his Polling Unit 04, Ward 01, Allyson/Ogunsanya Street, Ikorodu.

Gbadamosi, dressed in a blue kaftan, voted at 9.33 a.m.

Gbadamosi said that violence hindered democratic development and threatened societal progress.

He described the situation at his polling unit and others around it as calm but said he was disturbed by reports of violence he got from some areas.

“So far it is somewhat calm around here, but I heard there were disturbances.

“In some other areas around there, there were reports of some disturbances, perhaps by thugs.

“These are the things we need to end in our democracy, we need to end thuggery, we need to save our democracy,” he said.

Gbadamosi decried what he called the late kick-off…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper