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LASIEC seeks support of Traditional rulers,Religious leaders on council polls.

In continuation of its efforts towards ensuring hitch free council elections scheduled for July 22 in Lagos State, the State Independent Electoral Commission has solicited the support and cooperation of traditional rulers in the State.

Leading the LASIEC Commissioners, Chief TOYIN IBRAHIM- FAMAKINWA who addressed the monarchs and religious leaders assured that the Commission would leave no stone unturned in ensuring the conduct of the elections is free, fair and credible.

She also explained that it was not the responsibility of the Commission to determine the candidates to be presented for the elections by various political parties, stressing that LASIEC should not be blamed for the controversies trailing the lists of candidates submitted by political parties for the forthcoming Local Government elections in the State.

In their separate responses to the request of the Commission, the monarchs and religious leaders pledged their support to sensitize their subjects and followers on the need to eschew violence and embrace peace so as to ensure that the forthcoming elections into the 57 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas of the State are violence-free and peaceful.

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