Despite the reported violence and voter intimidation in Lagos and Borno during the largely peaceful presidential elections on Saturday, February 25, 2023, one determined Lagosian was not deterred from casting her vote despite a bloodied face.
Just before noon, thugs attacked a polling unit in Lagos, using guns and stones to disperse the voters. A voter who had visited the Dipo Olubi polling unit in Surulere to exercise her civic duty was badly injured.
According to an eyewitness account shared on Twitter by Femi Owen, the voter was bruised in the attack, and the polling unit was scattered. Nonetheless, two hours later, the injured woman returned to cast her vote, with blood still seeping through her bandaged face.
This is the woman that was attacked
She is still here casting our vote
We will take our country back@aproko_doctor pic.twitter.com/DT1hx5jRK2
— Ernie (@ErnieFemiOwen) February 25, 2023