Guber Polls: Lagos Records Lowest Voter Turnout, Jigawa Tops


Less than 19 per cent of Lagos State voters with Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) came out to vote in the governorship and state legislative elections last Saturday.

This was according to the statistics released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Out of the 6.5 million registered voters in Lagos State, 5.5 million obtained the PVCs.

And following figures released by INEC, only 1,006,074 actually voted during the general elections, representing 18.29 per cent of the 5.5 million voters with the PVCs in the state.

The winner of the governorship election, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress, garnered 739, 445 votes, indicating that less than 14 per cent of Lagosians with the PVCs voted for him.

Compared to the presidential and National Assembly elections held two weeks earlier, the turnout of voters in the governorship and state House of Assembly polls was lower.

The total number of accredited voters during the presidential election in Lagos was 1,196, 490, which was higher than the turnout in the governorship election by 190, 416.

Meanwhile, data gathered from various state results showed Jigawa recorded the highest voter turnout in the governorship and state House of Assembly elections at 72 per cent. 

No fewer than 1, 169, 925 persons voted out of the 1, 625, 721 persons with the PVCs.



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