The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission ( LASIEC ) has scheduled the conduct of Councillorship bye-elections into Ward B ( Ogunoloko ) and Ward B ( Dopemu ) in Oshodi/ Isolo and Agege Local Governments of the State respectively for Saturday, 24th March, 2018.
According to the time table released by the Commission on the bye elections, political parties are expected to collect Nomination forms on behalf of their candidates between Monday, 5th and Wednesday, 7th March, 2018 while the forms are to be submitted to the Commission not later than Tuesday, 13th March , 2018.
The register of voters would be displayed at the Ward Collation Centres of the affected Wards on Friday, 9th March, 2018 while the list of validated candidates for the elections would be released by the Commission on Wednesday, 21st March, 2018.
The Chairman of the Commission, Hon. Justice Ayotunde Phillips, has therefore, enjoined leaders of political parties and other stakeholders in the State to cooperate with the Commission to ensure that the electoral process is peaceful and devoid of violence, pledging that the Commission would, on its part, ensure that the elections are free, fair and credible.
Hon. Justice Phillips also urged eligible voters in the affected Wards to ensure that they obtain their voter cards which would enable them to vote for the candidates of their choice on the day of the elections.
She also disclosed that the Commission would convene meetings of stakeholders in the two Wards where issues affecting the conduct of the bye- elections would be discussed to guarantee peaceful and successful electoral process.
The conduct of the bye- elections in the two Wards is necessitated by the death of the occupants of the two Councillorship seats in the two Local Governments.