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IPAC partners LASIEC to reduce voter aparty during elections

The Lagos chapter of Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) is seeking the partnership of Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) to reduce voter apathy during elections. IPAC said it is concerned about the negative trend of shunning participation in election especially among young people in Nigeria. IPAC Chairman Mobolaji Olusegun stated this during a courtesy visit…

Executive Council members of IPAC Lagos State Chapter during a courtesy visit to LASIEC.

The Lagos chapter of Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) is seeking the partnership of Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) to reduce voter apathy during elections.

IPAC said it is concerned about the negative trend of shunning participation in election especially among young people in Nigeria.

IPAC Chairman Mobolaji Olusegun stated this during a courtesy visit along with newly elected Executive Council members of IPAC Lagos State Chapter to LASIEC.

Olusegun noted that the Lagos chapter of IPAC is working on having its offices in all 57 local governments and Local Council Development Area (LCDAs) to drive its agenda for improved election participation at the grassroots.

He commended the LASIEC for an excellent performance in the conduct of the last local council elections.

In response, Dr, Noah Lawal Jinadu, a LASIEC Electoral Commissioner assured IPAC of the Commission’s readiness to work closely with them and other stakeholders for a improved election participation by Lagosians.

Jinadu lauded IPAC’s contributions and support before, during and after the last election.

He assured the umbrella body of all registered political parties that the Commission would continue to maintain her impartiality, integrity and fairness to all the actors in the electoral process.

LASIEC Permanent Secretary, Dr. Olayiwole Onasanya during his welcome address decried the rate of voter apathy at elections, stressing that electing good leaders is the inalienable obligation that every eligible voter must hold dearly.

He disclosed that the Commission plans to embark on aggressive voters’ education and sensitisation across Lagos State which will be “done through continuous engagement with the media and relevant stakeholders” in preparation for the next general election.

Onasanya noted that the implementation of the Commission’s 5 years Strategic plan will serve as a catalyst to reshape LASIEC for improved performance has commenced.

“This would ultimately set the agenda for the implementation of the long-term strategic planning geared towards improving the efficiency and effectiveness of performance by moving from short-term planning around immediate elections to a longer-term approach that takes into consideration the whole electoral cycle,” Onasanya said.

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