The Minister Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed like many other Nigerians has casted his vote and he has equally outlined some of the grey areas that has been reported to the appropriate authorities.

Aside from the noticeable sour points, Lai Mohammed said he is happy with the impressive turnout of voters in the presidential and National Assembly elections.

Speaking with journalists in Oro, Irepodun local government area of Kwara state, shortly after casting his vote, the APC leader in Kwara state described the 2019 elections as historic.

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Alhaji Mohammed, who cast his vote around 11:30am at unit 006 Oro ward 2, said that the poll had largely been peaceful in his area.

Lai Mohammed

"The observation raised here is that there was a certain polling unit in Oro ward 2 in particular the card readers are not functioning. We have reported it to the authorities. In most areas there is a disparity in materials for the Presidential and National Assembly election, we have also brought this to the notice of the authorities.

"Reports from other areas for instance, there a mix-up in ASA local government where material meant for Wobi-were is taken to Owode. We have also reported this.

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"We have also noticed that there is no adequate police presence in Ajase-Ipo and Agbeola. We have also alerted the authorities.

On the performance of the independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Alhaji Mohammed said "it is always very difficult to pronounce any verdict until after the counting and announcement of result. You can only make observations and judgment about your on unit.

"So far where I cast my vote the card readers are working perfectly. There is orderliness and I can see the passion in the electorate. I think they have put behind them the disappointment of the last week.

"The rest depends on the umpire, which is INEC. The electorates have done their on part. They want their votes to count and they want their votes to be counted", he said.


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