- The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission has issued a crucial statement to residents concerning the Saturday, July 24, election
- Justice Ayotunde Phillips, the LASIEC chairman said voters with Temporary Voter Cards (TVCs) would be allowed to vote in the local council poll
- The Independent Electoral Commission would conduct elections in the 20 LGAs and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in Lagos
Lagos state - As Lagosians troops head to the polling booths, the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) has announced that voters with the Temporary Voter Cards (TVC) would be allowed to cast their vote.
The Punch reports that the LASIEC chairman Justice Ayotunde Phillips (retd.) made the disclosure on Friday, July 23, during a news conference at its headquarters in Yaba.
According to Phillips, voters in possession of either the Permanent Voter Cards or TVCs would be allowed to vote across the state.
While reiterating that the commission's readiness to conduct a free, fair and credible poll, the LASIEC chairman said the election will be conducted with the use of smart card readers, Vanguard added.
She went on to note that preference in casting votes would be given to the elderly, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers while Persons Living with Disabilities would be adequately assisted.
11 political parties dealt heavy blow as court rejects move to stop polls
Earlier, the request by some political parties to stop the local council elections in Lagos state from holding on Saturday, July 24, has been refused by a Federal High Court Ikoyi.
This was disclosed in a statement released by the Lagos state government on Friday, July 23, and seen by Legit.ng.
In his ruling on Friday morning, Honourable Justice Akintayo Aluko upheld the Lagos state attorney-general and commissioner for justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) submissions on behalf of the government.
Lagos LG poll: Police warn against violence, vow to enforce restriction order
Meanwhile, a warning has been sent to Lagosians following the local Governments and Local Council Development Authorities’ elections in the state.
The warning was isued by the Lagos state Police Command on Friday, July 23. Specifically, the police waned against thuggery and electoral violence in the election.
The police also vowed to enforce the restriction of movement order earlier issued by the state government.