The Lagos state government says it plans to hold its local government councils poll in July. Retired Justice Ayotunde Phillips, chairman of Lagos State Independence Electoral Commission (LASIEC), who said this in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos noted that election into the offices of chairman, vice-chairman, and councilors in all the 20 local councils and 37 LCDAs in the state would hold that day. Phillips said: “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, ” the LASIEC chairman added.
The tenure of the incumbents, who have been in power since 2017, will expire in July.
The state inter-party advisory council (IPAC) had advised Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos state governor, to set machinery in motion for the conduct of local councils election.
James Adeshina, Lagos IPAC chairman, spoke against the backdrop of insinuations that the state would not conduct council elections in 2021 since there was no provision for such exercise in 2021 budget of the state.
He said IPAC members would not support the appointment of sole administrators or caretaker committees when the tenure of the incumbents expires.