40 MEMBERS OF LAGOS STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY GET CERTIFICATES OF RETURN FROM INEC
The Independent National Electoral Commission has today presented Certificates of Returns to the 40 members-elect of the Lagos State House of Assembly who emerged victorious during the House of Assembly elections in March.
At the event held at the INEC office in Yaba, Lagos, Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Mr Sam Olumekun enjoined the members-elect to be reminded of the principal task ahead of them which is to make the lives of the people better, encouraging them to endeavour to enact the vibrant laws that will better the lives of Lagosians.
“ Distinguished members, we want to urge you that the principal task ahead of you is the improvement of the lives of Lagosians. Of course your past record is here, you have the tradition and you have been doing very well in the past. Lagos has always been excellent” , added Olumekun.
He decried the low voter turnout during the last election, describing it as “very disturbing” and urged the members-elect to mobilise not just their members but the entire electorate to come out en masse and participate during elections.
Stating that the exercise that saw the lawmakers through was free, fair and credible, the INEC boss also commended all stakeholders for their contribution to the success of the elections in the state.
Olumekun also stated that there were about 16 petitions filed in the election tribunal and reiterated the commission’s readiness to defend its conduct during the polls wherver necessary.
INEC had on March 29 presented Lagos Stae Governor-elect, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat with their Certificates of Return.