LASIEC To Hold By-Election In Lagos Island

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The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission, LASIEC, in conjunction with Voxxon King  Consult at the weekend organised a workshop for election staff in preparation for next  Saturday’s  by-election into the councillorship seats of Ward ‘A’ Olowogbowo of Lagos Island  LGA and Ward ‘B’ Erikorodo of Ikorodu North LCDA.

The theme of the workshop was Best Practices In Managing Election Materials. The workshop  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: “We hope  you will make use of today’s workshop as you will agree with me that veritable records have  shown that election personnel could make or mar elections. So, therefore, the effectiveness  of election staff becomes important.”

Also speaking in the same vein, the secretary to the commissioner, Mr. A.T. Jeje, said the  workshop was convened at the instance of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission,  LASIEC, in conjunction with Voxxon King Consult to provide a veritable platform of impacting  best practices in electoral management into carefully selected officials saddled with  responsibilities of election duties at the next weekend by-election into the councillorship  seats.

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Those in attendance include Alhaji Suleiman, a consultant to LASIEC and Mr. Muyiwa Yusuf.

—Oluwole Adeboye