By Adeyemi Adeleye
Lagos, April 20, 2021 (NAN) The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State has commended the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) for its readiness to conduct council polls in July.
Lagos State APC Spokesman, Seye Oladejo, in a statement on Tuesday, said that the party was ready to renew its mandate at the grassroots in a free and fair election.
Oladejo said that the ruling party appreciated LASIEC’s readiness to conduct free, fair and inclusive elections into the offices of chairmen, vice chairmen and councilors in the 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas.
According to him, the duty is clearly stated in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He said: “This has enhanced the credibility of the electoral umpire that is 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 Lagos residents that our state will continue its tradition of operating within the ambit of the law and uphold democratic governance.”
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that LASIEC has again affirmed its preparations to conduct council polls in Lagos State in July.
Earlier, Retired Justice Ayotunde Phillips, Chairman of LASIEC, said that the statutory notice of the polls shall be published very soon.
The tenure of the incumbents, who have been in power since 2017, will expire in July.
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By Adeyemi Adeleye