Very low turnout in Lagos for election

An estimated 20 million people live in Lagos

Election results from Lagos, the Nigerian financial capital, show that only one in six registered voters cast their votes in Saturday’s presidential elections.

That’s just 18.3% of the eligible voters.

Only six million people registered to vote and just over one million votes were cast. That’s in a city where, estimates say, the population is just over 20 million.

The south-western state has historically had a low voter turnout despite having the second largest number of registered voters in the country. There were 300,000 more votes cast in the state in 2015.

_

Source: BBC

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s