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LASIEC launches new website ahead LG polls

The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) has launched a new website in preparation for the forthcoming local council elections slated for the 24th of July this year.

In her remarks during the launch on Wednesday in Lagos, the Chairman of the Commission, Justice Ayotunde Phillips (Rtd), stated that the new website is faster, more secure, easier to navigate, and user-friendly.

“This would further boost communication between the Commission and her various stakeholders in the public, particularly at this crucial period of election preparations,” Phillips said.

She enjoined members of the public to visit the website: www.lasiec.gov.ng and other social media handles of the Commission on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and phone lines, for up-to-date, real-time and accurate information, adding that inquiries, complaints, and feedback can also be communicated via the channels.

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She also stated that, for the purpose of transparency, recruitment of ad hoc personnel would be carried out online, media accreditation and Election Observer forms would also be available to download from the website.

The Chairman reiterated that for the legitimacy and credibility of the electoral process to be guaranteed, the electorate must be encouraged, educated, informed, and provided with basic information about participating in elections so as to freely express their political choices.

She equally pledged the Commission’s commitment to free, fair, credible, and inclusive Council polls.

Phillips stressed that the Commission would continue to build and sustain its integrity as an impartial body recognised for excellence in electoral administration and the sustenance of democracy, advising all participants in the election process to always play by the rules and comply with the guidelines as issued by the Commission.

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