….Urges Them To Play By Laid Down Rules
The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in Lagos, has cautioned political parties not to undermine the forthcoming local government electios process in the state, urging them to play by the rules of the game laid down by the State’s Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC).
The advisory body, in a statement issued on Wednesday by its Spokesman, Hon. Abiodun Salami, appealed to Lagosians to fully participate in the election process in order to elect leaders that would truly represent their interest at the grassroots.
IPAC commended LASIEC for articulating its plans for the local government elections in the state .
” IPAC is happy that LASIEC had finally fixed the date of the election for July and that the commission had come up with its plans. The development has put all speculations that that the elections would not hold to rest .
“IPAC commends LASIEC for finally coming out with its plans for the local government elections , particularly with the fixing the election for July ,which is the usual election time .
“With the election date now given ,all doubts about the elections have been cleared .This inspires confidence as it marks the beginning of a process to elect people’s representatives at the grassroots,” Salami said in the statement.
IPAC also commended Gov. Babajide Sanwoolu for staying on the side of the rule of law and democracy by the decision to hold the election.
“The success of the elections depends not only on LASIEC but all stakeholders So I want to urge parties to play by the rules of the game and play their part well in the process”, said IPAC.
Recall that the state’s electoral body yesterday through its Chairman, Hon. Ayotunde Phillips, said elections into the office of the Chairman, Vice Chairman and Councillors will be held in July this years.
The commission subsequently reeled out its timetable today (Wednesday) to finally authenticate its readiness to conduct the elections. This according to analysts, lay to rest the speculations and tension in the state’s political sphere regarding whether the elections would be held this year or not.