The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) has warned youths and thugs to desist from acts that can mar the March 24 by-elections in Oshodi and Agege areas of Lagos Mainland.
According to the LASIEC Chairman, Justice Ayotunde Phillips (retd), the commission would sanction anybody that disrupts the exercise.
She spoke during stakeholders’ fora held in Oshodi and Agege on the forthcoming councillorship by-elections into Ward ‘B’ in Oshodi and Ward ‘B’ in Agege.
Represented by a LASIEC Commissioner, Mrs Toyin Ibrahim-Famakinwa, Justice Phillips urged the electorate to elect credible people.
According to her, there “would be no excuse for people to complain over lack of effective representation if they failed to elect candidates that would best represent their collective interest and aspirations.”
The LASIEC boss pledged to conduct a free, fair and credible poll adding that winners would be declared at the collation centres.