In barely 24 hours, Lagos State local government and council areas elections will be held. Lagosians would go to the polling booth to cast their votes for their rightful candidates.
Here are some key factors you should know before the D-day:
1.The elections which is the first election after so many years of administration would take place on Saturday, July 22, 2017.
2.Movement within the state would be restricted between 8:00am – 3:00pm.
3.The elections would be held in 20 local government areas and 37 local council development areas in all 377 wards in the state.
4.30,000 police personnel and other security would provide security during the during the elections.
5.12 political parties have been cleared by Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission, LASIEC, to contest for the elections and they are: All Progressives Congress (APC), People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Kowa Party (KP), Labour Party (LP), Accord Party (AP), and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), United Democratic Party (UDP), Action Alliance (AA), Alliance for Democracy (AD), United Progressive Party (UPP), People’s Democratic Movement (PDM), and the National Action Council (NAC).
6.The electoral body’s administrative fee for the elections’ Chairmanship, Vice-Chairmanship and Councillorship positions is set at N50,000, N30,000, and N20,000 respectively.
7 LASIEC validated the names of 1,300 candidates, across all 12 parties, to contest for the Chairmanship and Councillorship positions. The list of names is displayed at the Yaba office of the commission.
8.The postponement of the election has been called for by The National Conscience Party (NCP) due to LASIEC’s refusal to register the names of its 77 candidates following the court action instituted by the party in protest of the administrative charge set for the contesting parties.
9.The party filed a lawsuit against LASIEC in a Lagos High Court on May 12, 2017, but the case has not been heard in court.
10. LASIEC has fixed the date for the state’s run-off/re-run elections for the following week on Saturday, July 29,2017.