Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) has extended the date for the primaries meant to present candidates for political parties in Lagos ahead of the forthcoming council polls.
The extension was contained in statement where LASIEC indicated the amendment in the conduct of party primaries by political parties in Lagos.
Reason For Extension
The decision of the extension period for conducting party primaries by one week was in response to an appeal made by leaders of political parties in the State during a meeting organised by the LASIEC
During the meeting attended by State Chairmen and Secretaries of political parties, the parties had requested the Commission to give them more time for the conduct of their primaries, a request the Commission promised to consider.
New Extension Dates
With the amendment, conduct of party primaries by political parties for aspirants for the Chairmanship, Vice Chairmanship, and Councillorship seats of the Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas of the State is now expected to commence on Monday, 17th April, 2017 and end on Thursday, 25th May, 2017.
You would recall that LASIEC in its election timetable published in dailies on Friday, April 7, 2017, indicated that the council elections into Chairmanship and councilorship positions across the LGs/LCDAs will hold on Saturday, July 22, 2017.
Meanwhile, LASIEC has also released the Guidelines for the conduct of the 2017 Local Government elections in the State which were presented to the party leaders by the Chairman of the Commission, Hon. Justice Ayotunde Phillips
See Guidelines for 2017 Lagos local Government Election.