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Ambode nominates former Lagos CJ as LASIEC chairman


Lagos StateGovernor, Akinwunmi Ambode

Lagos State Governo  Akinwunmi Ambode

The governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has nominated former Chief Judge of Lagos State, Mrs Ayotunde Phillips, as the chairman of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC).

In a letter to the State House of Assembly, Ambode said the decision to nominate Justice Philips was pursuant to the powers conferred on him by Section 2 (1) and (2) of the LASIEC Act, 2008.

If her nomination is ratified by the House, Justice Phillips would be replacing retired Justice Fatai Adeyinka.

“Accordingly, following the retirement of Justice A.F Adeyinka, the current LASIEC Chairman, Justice Ayotunde Philips (Rtd) is being presented as the Chairman of Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC),” Ambode said in the letter.

“While looking forward for the favourable confirmation of the honourable House of Assembly, please accept the assurance of my esteemed regard.”

After the letter was read, the House adjourned to May 9, 2016 for deliberation on the Governor’s letter.

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