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LASIEC Fixes Council Polls For July 24

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Ganiyat Ganiyu

The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission, LASIEC, has fixed Saturday, July 24 for the conduct of elections in the 20 Local Governments and 35 Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs.

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

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.”

In the Statutory Notice released on Wednesday by LASIEC, the commencement of political activities kicks off on Friday, April 30, by political parties, while primaries take place on Monday, May 3, 2021, among other activities.

All electioneering campaigns will end on July 22, 2021, and election proper holds on July 24, 2021. 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.

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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 a free, fair Local Government election to renew the mandate of our council administrators for another four years term.”

Oladejo recalled that the party earlier responded to the “rabble-rousing” by the opposition party by assuring residents that Lagos would continue its tradition of operating within the ambit of the law and uphold democratic governance.

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