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Lagos Assembly passes amended LASEIC into law

10 April 2016, 17:30

Lagos - The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed into law, the amendment guiding the conduct of elections in the state.

The first law is amendment to the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) Law 2008 while the second law is the amendment  to the Local Government Election Tribunal law 2001.

The bills were passed into law at plenary on Thursday after the House took the third reading of the bills.

The Speaker, Hon Mudashiru Obasa subsequently directed the Clerk of the House, Ganiyu Abiru to send a clean copy to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for his signature.

Also read: Lagos Assembly amends electoral law to prevent Kogi conundrum

The new LASIEC Law takes care of the lacuna in the electoral laws that created crisis in Kogi State with the death of the APC governorship candidate, Abubakar Audu.

Thus a new section 30(1) of the law states, “where a person duly elected as chairman of a local government area/local council development area dies, the person elected with him as vice-chairman shall be sworn in as the chairman; while subsection 2 states, “the new chairman shall then nominate, with the approval of the majority members of the legislative council, a new vice-chairman.


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