The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) on Tuesday said that the unavailability of voters’ register and amendment of the electoral law were delaying the conduct of local government elections.
Mr Olalekan Mabinuori, one of the commissioners in LASIEC, made the disclosure at a Political Stakeholders Forum organised by the commission in Lagos.
Mabinuori said that there were processes to be followed and modalities to be put in place before a date would be fixed for the council election.
According to him, this is necessary following some identified shortcomings during the last council election in the state.
“The date for the council election has not been fixed because some modalities are not in place yet though the process will commence soon.
“The state’s electoral law is being amended at the State House of Assembly and the governor will also have to assent to it before we can put the law to use.
“The Voters’ Register is not yet with LASIEC and we are pursuing that vigorously.
“Also, we are engaging the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) so that they can begin another round of the Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) distribution.
“The PVC distribution will enfranchise the electorate during the polls.
“Once all these are in place, a date will be fixed and announced to the public,’’ Mabinuori said. (NAN)