The Lagos State Police Command has said it would commence an investigation of the polling unit where voters were forced to vote for candidates of the All Progressives Congress in the state.
A Twitter user, @omoelerinjare posted a video reporting a polling unit in the Surulere area of Lagos state where voters were been sent home if they would not vote for the APC during the poll.
He said, “This is happening right now at Fehintola Giwa Street Aguda, Surulere, Lagos state. They are asking people who won’t vote for APC should go home. INEC what’s happening? Explain to us!”
In the video, an unidentified man was seen saying in pidgin English, “If you no fit vote APC for here, go your house. Nobody force you to come here. I go come look am, if I see you vote another party, you go enter wahala.”
Reacting via his Twitter handle, the police command’s spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, described the act as criminal and against the Electoral Act 2022.
He said, “This is totally criminal and against the Electoral Act, 2022. Investigation and prosecution will commence.”