Less than a week to the highly anticipated council elections, the Chairman of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC), Justice Ayotunde Phillips (retd) has stated that suit instituted against it on the use of card readers in the polls and administrative fees will not cause the postponement of the elections.
Justice Phillips made the disclosure during a meeting with chairmen and secretaries of political parties, as well as their candidates for the election.
According to her, the Commission while waiting for the court verdict will have to go back to the drawing board in events that the court orders it to use card readers for the elections.
“If the court orders that card readers must be used for the conduct of the election, it means that we will have to go back to the drawing board.
“Also, the National Conscience Party failed to obtain nomination forms for its candidates because of fees; but we are awaiting the verdict of the court on the matter too,” Justice Phillips said.
Meanwhile, Justice Phillips said the preparation for the election was ongoing, adding that training was being organised for relevant personnel who will be part of the polls.
Recall that the election to elect officers into positions across the 20 Local Government areas and 37 Local Council Development Areas is scheduled to hold on Saturday, July 22, 2017.