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BARIGA LCDA COUNCILLORSHIP BYE- ELECTION HOLDS DECEMBER 18

The
Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) has scheduled the
bye-election into the vacant Councillorship seat in Ward C (Owode Orile
Ward), Bariga Local Council Development Area of the State for Tuesday,
18th December 2018.

The
disclosure was made today during a visit of LASIEC officials to the two
Baales in the affected ward to solicit their support and cooperation in
ensuring peaceful conduct of the election.

Speaking
on behalf of the Commission, Chief (Mrs) Toyin Ibrahim-Famakinwa
explained that the Commission decided to visit the traditional rulers
due to their enormous influence over their subjects and also to seek assistance towards ensuring harmony and peace before, during and after the election.

She,
however, warned that the Commission would not condone any act of
lawlessness that could cause a breach of the peace and threaten the
credibility of the electoral process.

While
responding to the request of the Commission, the traditional rulers
expressed appreciation to the Commission for identifying the role of
traditional institutions in ensuring peaceful coexistence among their
subjects.

They,
therefore, pledged to prevail on residents in their communities to be
law abiding and shun all acts that could impede the electoral process
and cause disharmony and violence.

The
two Baales visited were High Chief Olakunle Olusegun Aromire, Baale of
Owode Orile and High Chief Michael Lopez, Baale of Irepodun.

The
Councillorship bye-election is being conducted by the Commission
following the death of Mr. Solomon Awokoya, the Councillor representing
the Ward before his demise.

Meanwhile,
a Stakeholders’ meeting where issues relating to the conduct of the
election would be discussed will be held tomorrow Wednesday, November
28.

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