The Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, Rt Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has lamented the low voter participation during the Saturday Governorship and State House of Assembly elections, stating that there will always be imperfections.
Gbajabiamila stated this on Saturday, shortly after casting his vote at Elizabeth Fowler Memorial School’s Ward 08, Polling Unit 014 in Surulere, Lagos.
The lawmaker said: “In my polling unit, the voting process has been orderly and peaceful, the only downside all over is the low turnout of voters for the elections.
“The mad rush of two weeks ago isn’t there, but then, at the end of the day, we’ll find out what the numbers are.”
He added: “What happened a couple of weeks ago is a learning process, whereby [Independent National Electoral Commission] INEC tried to introduce new technology and I don’t know what happened with the technology.
“However, that is no excuse. What I’m just trying to say is that in every system, there will always be imperfections until you perfect the system.”
The States’ Governorships and State House of Assembly elections is coming three weeks after the conduct of the Presidential and National House of Assembly elections.