13th September, 2010
The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission, LASIEC, in conjunction with Voxxon KingÂ Consult at the weekend organised a workshop for election staff in preparation for nextÂ Saturday’sÂ by-election into the councillorship seats of Ward â€˜Aâ€™ Olowogbowo of Lagos IslandÂ LGA and Ward â€˜Bâ€™ Erikorodo of Ikorodu North LCDA.
The theme of the workshop was Best Practices In Managing Election Materials. The workshopÂ took place at the LASIEC corporate office on 2, Birrel Avenue, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos.
The LASIEC commissioner in charge of Lagos central, Mr. Mabinuori Olalekan said: â€œWe hopeÂ you will make use of todayâ€™s workshop as you will agree with me that veritable records haveÂ shown that election personnel could make or mar elections. So, therefore, the effectivenessÂ of election staff becomes important.â€
Also speaking in the same vein, the secretary to the commissioner, Mr. A.T. Jeje, said theÂ workshop was convened at the instance of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission,Â LASIEC, in conjunction with Voxxon King Consult to provide a veritable platform of impactingÂ best practices in electoral management into carefully selected officials saddled withÂ responsibilities of election duties at the next weekend by-election into the councillorshipÂ seats.
On the duties of a supervisory presiding officer, SPO, the head of logistics, INEC, Lagos,Â Mr. Ademola Salau, said: â€œThe supervisory presiding officer is to supervise a number ofÂ polling stations as may be prescribed by the commissioner, etc.â€
Those in attendance include Alhaji Suleiman, a consultant to LASIEC and Mr. Muyiwa Yusuf.