The Lagos State Unbiased Electoral Fee says voters in possession of the Non permanent Voter Playing cards are eligible to vote in Saturday’s native authorities election within the state.
Justice Ayotunde Phillips (retd.), LASIEC Chairman, stated this at a information convention on Friday at its headquarters in Yaba, Lagos.
Phillips stated voters in possession of both the Everlasting Voter Playing cards and TVCs could be allowed to solid vote throughout the state.
She additionally reiterated that the fee was able to conduct a free, truthful and credible ballot.
She stated, “Voting course of begins at 8.00 a.m. and finish at 3.00 p.m., whereas these within the queue by 3.00 p.m. shall be attended to. Election shall be carried out with the usage of good card readers, PVC and TVC.
“Individuals Dwelling with Disabilities could be adequately assisted within the election course of, whereas the aged individuals, pregnant ladies and breastfeeding moms shall be giving choice in casting their votes.”
In line with her, the event that results in a free, truthful and credible election begins with the promotion of public confidence and belief within the course of.
She famous that this might solely be achieved by means of energetic involvement and collaboration with essential stakeholders.
Phillips stated that as a part of preparations, non- delicate supplies had been deployed whereas the distribution of delicate supplies to all of the 20 LGAs and 37 LCDAs could be performed on Friday night time within the presence of safety businesses.
The chairman, who famous that 15 political events could be collaborating within the election, assured the citizens of enough provision for safety of lives and property.
“The citizens and Lagos residents are being assured that there can be enough safety past the train.
“Safety of lives and property earlier than, throughout and after the election is key and is being given topmost precedence.
“The fee is leaving no stone unturned to make sure a profitable, free, truthful and credible election that’s devoid of violence, intimidation and harassment,” Phillips added.
She urged all stakeholders to tell, encourage and mobilise voters to return out and freely categorical their political selection by means of the electoral course of.
Phillips stated the fee had launched into stakeholders’ sensitisation programmes in all of the 5 divisions of the state to stem the tide of voter apathy.
In line with her, the fee has concluded recruitment and coaching of all advert hoc employees for the ballot.