The Lagos state bye-election has been planned by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to hold on Sept 16, 2017.
The election is to fill the unoccupied seat of Eti-Osa Constituency I in the Lagos State House of Assembly, following the demise of Mr Kazeem Alimi on July 18.
According to Lagos State INEC Administrative Secretary, Dr Mudashiru Mustapha: ”We officially received the notification of the death of Hon. Alimi on Wednesday. That is why we called this meeting to jointly decide on a date for a bye-election to fill the vacant position.
We are proposing Saturday, Sept. 16. Once we agree, we notify the headquarters for final approval, after which we roll out the timetable for political parties to start preparations for the election.
We have notified security agencies, written to the National Youth Service Corps to provide us with ad hoc staff, we need to hold training and put other logistics in place to ensure a successful bye election.
The date might not be too convenient, but I’m appealing to political parties and other stakeholders to work it out.”
It was gathered that the projected date for the bye-election has caused reactions from the people on how to delay the date.