LG Poll: LASIEC solicits support from traditional rulers

The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) has enlisted the support and cooperation of traditional rulers and religious leaders in the State to ensure a violence-free LG elections scheduled for July 22.

Towards this end, the Commission has visited the palaces of leading monarchs in the five divisions of the State where its representatives met with the monarchs and religious leaders to discuss the elections.

Speaking during one of the visits, Chief Toyin Ibrahim-Famakinwa, a LASIEC Commissioner, who spoke on behalf of the Chairman of the Commission, Hon. Justice Ayotunde Phillips, explained that the visit is to inform the monarchs and religious leaders about the forthcoming elections and solicit their support towards the successful conduct of the process of electing representatives into the LGAs and LCDAs.

Famakinwa assured the monarchs that the Commission would leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the election is hitch-free, fair and credible.

She stated that the Commission had also met with other major stakeholders in the electoral process, including the political parties and relevant security agencies with a view to securing their goodwill and cooperation towards the success of the elections, stressing that adequate security would be provided during and after the elections.

The Commissioner said further that some sensitization had been done regarding the elections and that more would be done to ensure that every resident of the State is adequately informed about the elections.

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