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2023 Election: Lagos INEC Opens State Collation Centre

Barely 24 hours after the opening of polls in Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections in Lagos State, no single result from the 20 Local Government Areas has arrived at the State Collation Centre.

Prof. Adenike Oladiji, State Collation Officer and Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Akure, said this.

She revealed this during the official opening of the centre for final collation of election results in Lagos State at about 12am on Sunday.

Oladiji, who described the collation as a serious assignment, said the centre was still awaiting results from all the 20 LGAs as at midnight.

The professor said: “This is a serious national assignment that has brought us together here.

“It is also an assignment that is of international importance.

“And that explains why we have international observers here with us.

“Our job is simple.

“If we follow the well laid out procedures of INEC, we know it is very simple and easy.

“It is a call to duty, it is a national assignment and we hope that we will not fail our country.

“As we can all see, the results are not here yet.

“So that we won’t keep ourselves just waiting expecting the results, we are proposing that we reconvene tomorrow (Sunday) at 10am.

“We know that by that time, some of our results will be here and we will be able to process them all in this hall.”

Earlier in his opening address, Olusegun Agbaje, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Lagos State, who commended the state collation officer, said collation was at various stages in the state.

According to Agbaje, at the end, Nigerians will be happy that INEC has done a lot to ensure that people are allowed to vote in spite of a few hitches.

“We want to assure Nigerians that their votes will count,” the Commissioner said.

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