LAGOS State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) has said it was yet to fix date for elections into the 20 Local Government and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state
The commission also explained that it could not confirm whether the exercise would hold before the end of the year.
LAISEIC spokesperson, Mr Oladapo Olatunde, in a telephone interview with Nigerian Tribune, however pointed out that the report of the delineation exercise embarked upon by the commission preparatory to the election had since been submitted to the state governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, for consideration.
“No date has been fixed yet (for the election),” he said. “I don’t know what has caused the delay. The Commission has not taken position; that is what I can say.”
He added: “Yes, we have concluded the delineation exercise. The report has not been out, but I am fully aware that the report has been submitted to the government.”
He emphasised that he was not competent to say whether or not the election would hold this year.
“I am not competent to answer that question as to whether or not the election will hold this year. I can’t say yes or no; it is the commission that will determine that concerning that date,” he said.
When asked if politicians and stakeholders had been making enquiries about LAISEC preparations for the poll, Tunde said: “We do receive calls. The stakeholders, including the press always call to ask when the exercise will hold.”