The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, has claimed that low turnout in the March 9 governorship election could be as a result of the inadequacies of the last presidential election.
He stated this at his polling unit; PU 004, Ward A, Hinderea Road, Liverpool, Apapa, Lagos West, after casting his vote alongside his wife.
Agbaje was only able to vote after several attempts with the card reader, his fingerprint was identified.
“When you don’t have a good turn-out, there are many factors that could account for it.
“In the case of Lagos today, it could be as a result of what happened in the last election in terms of intimidation, thuggery, ballot box snatching, violence, that could have affected it.
“But there are deeper issues, if the people do not believe in the process, then they ask themselves why bother.
“It’s a chicken and egg situation and we must continue to appeal to the people that they must believe in the process and exercise their rights,” he told reporters.