The excitement of democracy and the opportunity to make their voices heard motivated voters across various parts of Nigeria's commercial capital to come out and vote in the governorship and state houses of assembly elections that took place on Saturday.
INEC, the Independent National Electoral Commission, has been the subject of a great deal of criticism in Nigeria following what some are calling a poorly executed recent election. Opinions on the electoral body's performance vary greatly among Nigerians, with some commending it for an excellent job and others condemning it for a woeful one.
This question is mostly for residents of Lagos or those who have at some point in their life resided in Nigeria’s former federal capital: what comes to your mind when you hear the phrase ‘Lagos is no man’s land?’
The much-anticipated governorship and state houses of assembly elections took place on Saturday, and as the day unfolded, emotions ran high. For many, it was a time to exercise their civic duty and make their voices heard.
GuardianTV compiled the violence and voter harassment that mar the Lagos House of Assembly and governorship election.
Ex-President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Olumide Apata spoke to GuardianTV on how the Victoria Garden City park voting problems could have been avoided.
Muyiwa Adeyemi, The Political Editor, of The Guardian speaks on how Victoria Garden City (VGC) residents were almost disenfranchised.
Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwoolu, Labour Party candidate Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour and PDP candidate, Dr. Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adeniran (Jandor) voted in Lagos.