The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC), has said election into the offices of Chairman, Vice Chairman and Councillors in the 20 Local Government Councils and 37 LCDAs in Lagos State would be held in July this year.
This was made known by the Chairman of the Commission, Hon. Justice Ayotunde Phillips (rtd), in a statement issued by her on Tuesday.
Phillips said that the commission was committed to conducting a free, fair, credible and inclusive election, adding that the statutory notice would be published soon.
The statement reads “Election into the offices of Chairman, Vice Chairman and Councillors in the 20 Local Government Councils and 37 LCDAs in Lagos State is scheduled to hold in July 2021.
” According to the Chairman of the Commission Hon. Justice Ayotunde Phillips, on Tuesday 20th of April 2020.
” The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) the body charged with the statutory responsibility of electoral management and administration is committed to conducting a free, fair, credible and inclusive election. The Statutory Notice shall be published very soon”.
WESTERNPOST had reported earlier that the Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) highest decision making body, the Governor’s Advisory Council and the Executive Governor of the state, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, will be meeting today (Tuesday) to deliberate on the forthcoming local government elections in the state.
It is unclear whether it was the outcome of the meeting that prompted LASIEC to come up with the notification to conduct the local government elections in July this year.
The decision of the LASIEC to conduct council elections will put to rest the speculation and tension created by lack of information among politicians who are aspiring for various offices in the local government polls.