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Heavy rainfall disrupts Lagos council poll
A downpour early Saturday morning in many parts of Lagos State has disrupted the start of the state council polls.
At Oshodi, where our correspondent is monitoring the polls, party agents were seen still distributing identification tags to members and supporters. As at 8 am, none of the polling booths had officially opened for the day’s exercise.
On Apapa Road and Oyingbo axis on the Lagos Mainland, our correspondent observed that party agents are yet to set up their polling booths as at 8.15am due to the flood that has taken over strategic positions in the area.
As of the time of filing this report, they were still seen struggling to find another location to mount their stands.
Eligible voters and party stalwarts could be seen loitering around, waiting for further directives.
198 Saudi Arabia returnees arrive Kano
The Federal Government on Saturday received no fewer than 198 Nigerians illegally residing in Saudi Arabia at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport at about 10 am.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this number was out of the 1,800 Nigerians living illegally in Saudi Arabia, who were given amnesty to return to the country.
NAN reports that the 198 persons including women and children returned with their luggage on board a Med-View aircraft.
Officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Kano received the first batch of the returnees.
Don’t complain against government if you didn’t vote – Remi Tinubu tells voters
Lagos – Sen. Oluremi Tinubu on Saturday said that eligible voters in Lagos State who did not cast their votes in the local government elections would not be justified to complain against local councils.
Oluremi, representing Lagos Central, said this in Lagos in an interview with journalists in her residence in Bourdillon, Ikoyi.
The wife of a former Governor of the State and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bola Tinubu, spoke with newsmen after casting her vote.
“This is the time to show solidarity for the government; we believe that this government is working; this is the time that everybody should perform his/her civic duty,’’ she said.
The senator said that voting was a way to hold governments accountable.
“It is not for you but for your generation yet unborn so that things can be put in place.
“We have set the standard in Lagos; every elected candidate does not have any choice but to work,’’ she said.