Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, has decried the low turnout of voters during the governorship and States House of Assembly elections, insisting that there will always be imperfections.
Gbajabiamila said this on Saturday in an interview with journalists after casting his vote at Ward 08, Polling Unit 014, in Elizabeth Fowler Memorial School, Surulere, Lagos.
He 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.”
Saga Gist reports that the governorship and State House of Assembly elections are coming three weeks after the presidential and National Assembly elections were conducted.