The president-elect, Bola Tinubu has cast his vote at his polling unit in Lagos State.
Tinubu shared photos of himself voting on his Instagram page.
He wrote, “I just joined other Nigerians in exercising my civic duty in the ongoing governorship and state assembly elections. I encourage you all to go out and vote peacefully.”
However, the polling unit was manned by security officials.
Personnel of the Department of State Services, Nigeria Police Force, and Civil Defence were seen at the unit to ensure adequate security.
The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Idowu Owohunwa, also visited the polling unit for inspection around 8:19 am.
The presence of the security officials is in accordance with their duty to provide security protocol for Tinubu as the president-elect.
The governorship and the state houses of assembly elections are taking place today across 28 out of the 36 states of the federation.
The state elections, the second phase of the 2023 General Elections were initially scheduled for 11 March but deferred by one week following a Court of Appeal order granting the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) permission to reconfigure the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) for the exercise.