Nigeria needs massive voter education to win back people’s confidence, says Babawale
The recent flag-off of presidential campaigns by candidates of the two major political parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has reopened debate about the power of the electorate in deciding who becomes their next president. Candidates of both parties, as usual, presented to Nigerians, policy documents of their campaigns, which…
Ogundeko assumes office as LASIEC’s permanent secretary
The recently appointed Permanent Secretary, by the Lagos State government, Mr. Sesan Tunde Ogundeko has assumed office as Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC). According to a statement from Director, Public Affairs, LASIEC, Mr Oladapo Olatunde, Ogundeko, a lawyer, succeeds Mr Olumide Abayomi Lawal, the former Permanent Secretary of the…
Lagos local government polls: Matters arising
The elections into all the local governments in Lagos State have been won and lost but the lessons therefrom must not be lost on all who believe in the finest form of democracy.
Lagos council poll: Factors that aided APC victory
In fact, in some Local Government Areas, candidates of the opposition parties, voluntarily stepped down for candidates of the APC, because of their belief in Governor Ambode’s transformation of the local councils in terms of infrastructural development as their main reason.
Lagos APC follows national trend, wins landslide in council poll
Once again, the penchant of ruling political parties at the state level to record landslide victories in local council elections organised by their governments, has been repeated in Lagos.
Poor turnout, violence as Lagosians elect council officials
A policeman and two others yet to be identified were arrested in the Agege area of the state with sensitive election materials. Items recovered from the suspects included thumb-printed ballot papers and ballot boxes.
As Lagos goes to poll today, LASIEC pledges neutrality
As Lagosians troop out today to elect their representatives at the Local Council level, the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) has disclosed...
TMG expresses apprehension over today’s Lagos council poll
The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) has expressed worries over unremitting violence in some Lagos suburbs, especially Mushin, ahead of today’s Lagos State council election.