Prioritise Lagosians’ welfare, Sanwo-Olu tells new LG bosses - Punch Newspapers
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28 July 2021The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday swore in the elected chairmen from the 57 local government areas and local council development areas who won at the poll in the Saturday election.All the 57 council chairmanship slots were won by the All Progressives Congress.
Sanwo-Olu, during the swearing-in ceremony at the Lagos House, Ikeja, urged the new chairmen and vice chairmen to prioritise the welfare of the electorates.He said, “To the newly elected chairmen and vice chairmen across all 57 LGAs and LCDAs, I congratulate you all. Your victory at the polls on Saturday is an affirmation by the people of Lagos state, of their confidence and trust in your competence, capacity and capability to discharge the responsibility of the office you are stepping into.
“The only way you can reciprocate this trust is to give your best and ensure that the welfare and well-being of your people take precedence in all your decisions.”Earlier, the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission issued certificates of return to the 57 elected council chairmen. headtopics.com
LASIEC Chairman, Justice Ayotunde Phillips, while presenting the certificates at the commission’s office in Yaba, urged those who lost at the polls to be gracious in defeat.Read AlsoWe’ll fulfil promises despite COVID-19, says Sanwo-OluShe said, “I wish to congratulate all the candidates who participated in the exercise and their teams and I urge all contestants to bury the hatchet and to be humble in victory and gracious in defeat.”
Phillips also stated that the result of the LG election would be published on the commission’s website in the near future.“Let me reiterate here that LASIEC law 2008 section 57 is unequivocal in stating that the results of the elections shall be announced at the ward level for the councillorship candidates, while the chairmanship results shall be announced at each LG by the appropriate returning officer.
“The chairman and the commission have no role to play whatsoever in the declaration of results. However, we will publish the results on our website in the near future when all the collections have been done,” she added.Copyright PUNCH.All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH.Read more: The Punch Newspapers »
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