LASIEC fixes Lagos council polls for July 24

Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission, LASIEC, has tentatively fixed the conduct of elections in the 20 Local Governments and 35 Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, in the state for July 24, 2021, as clearly stated by the 1999 Nigerian Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Chairman of the commission, Justice Ayotunde Phillips (retd), announced this in a statement on Tuesday.

According to Philips, “LASIEC, which is charged with the statutory responsibility of electoral management and administration, is committed to conducting free, fair, credible and inclusive elections into the offices of chairmen, vice-chairmen and councillors in July this year. The Statutory Notice shall be published very soon.”

In its reaction, the Lagos State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC applauded LASIEC’s readiness to conduct free, fair and inclusive elections in the 57 councils.

In a statement by its interim Publicity Secretary, Seye Oladejo,, stated, “This has enhanced the credibility of the electoral umpire that’s prepared to carry out its responsibilities as at when due without paying attention to the needless distractions of political actors.

“When we await the official publication of the statutory notices, we wish to state clearly that the Lagos State APC is prepared for free, fair Local Government elections to renew the mandate of our council administrators for another four years term.”

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