The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) has received the updated register of voters and the list of newly created polling Units in Lagos State from the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC).
The updated list will be used in the conduct of the next local government elections.
Presenting the document on behalf of INEC in Lagos, in a soft copy format, the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Lagos, Prof. Ayobami Salami appreciated the long-standing working relations, collaboration and partnership between INEC and the State Independent Electoral Commission, particularly the Lagos SIEC.
He urged LASIEC to adapt and use the document according to her own rules, regulations and procedures to ensure free, fair and credible elections for the advancement of democracy in Nigeria.
Receiving the updated version of the document, the representative of the Office of the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission, Mr. Ademola Gbadegesin, commended INEC for the timely manner in which the all-important document is being handed over to the Commission. He said that this would help in the early preparation for the next local government election.
“No doubt, our structure is different from INEC as theirs is based on 20 Local Governments and 245 wards, ours is 57 Local Governments and LCDAs as well as 367 wards. We have to sit down and dissect to suit our demographic distribution,” he said.
He further reiterated the commitment of the Commission to build the confidence and trust of the electorate, stakeholders and the citizenry in the electoral process in Lagos State.