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

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