All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, has lauded the State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) for expressing its readiness to conduct free,fair and inclusive elections in the 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas in the state in July.
The APC, in a statement issued on Tuesday by its State Publicity Secretary, Hon. Seye Oladejo, said that LASIEC’s readiness has enchaned its credibility as an electoral umpire that is prepared to carry out its responsibilities as at when due without paying attention to distractions from political actors.
The party expressed readiness to participate in the election, assuring Lagosians that the state would continue its tradition of operating within the ambit of the law.
The statement reads “The Lagos State chapter of All Progressives Congress applauds the LASIEC statement expressing its readiness to conduct free, fair and inclusive elections into the offices of chairmen, vice chairmen and councilors in the 20 Local Government councils and 37 Local Council Development Areas in Lagos State in July this year as clearly stated by the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“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.
While we await the official publication of the statutory notices, we wish to state clearly that the Lagos State APC is prepared for a free and fair Local Government elections to renew the mandate of our council administrators for another four years term.
” It will be recalled that our party earlier responded to the rabble rousing by the opposition party by assuring Lagosians that our state will continue its tradition of operating within the ambit of the law and uphold democratic governance.”
The Chairman of the Commission, Hon. Justice Ayotunde Phillips (rtd), had said LASIEC would conduct election into the offices of Chairman, Vice Chairman and Councillors in the 20 Local Government Councils and 37 LCDAs in Lagos State in July this year.
Phillips further said the statutory notice would be published soon.
Meanwhile, it was learnt that local government elections was top on the agenda of discussion of the meeting of the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) which was held on Tuesday at the Government House, Marina, Lagos.
The Governor’s Advisory Council is the highest decision making body of the party.