The Office of the Chairman of the Lagos State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has released a timetable of Political activities towards the 2021 Local Government Council Elections.
The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission LASIEC had scheduled the Elections for Saturday 24th July 2021, into the offices of Chairmen, Vice Chairmen and Councillors in the 20 Local Government and 37 Local Council Development Areas of Lagos State.
It also released the total amounts payable by all concerned for LASIEC forms, Expression of Interest forms and Nomination forms.
The Party however clarified that payments for Expression of Interest forms of N30,000 and Nomination forms of N20,000 would be made by all male aspirants for the posts of Chairmen and Vice Chairmen.
All aspirants for Councillorship positions would pay N10,000 each for Expression of Interest forms and Nomination forms. While only those who come out tops at the respective primaries would go ahead to make payments for the LASIEC forms at N100,000 for Chairmen, N50,000 for Vice Chairmen and N30,000 for Councillors as reviewed by LASIEC.
All female aspirants in line with LASIEC directives would only be making payments for Expression of Interest forms at N25,000 for Chairmanship positions, N20,000 for Vice Chairmanship positions and N15,000 for Councillorship positions.
The released timetable states:
Friday 7th May 2021 – Commencement of Sales of Nomination forms
Friday 14th May 2021 – Last Day of Purchase of Nomination forms
Tuesday 18th May 2021 – Last Day of Submission of Nomination forms
Thursday 20th May 2021 – Screening of Aspirants
Friday 21st May 2021 – Screening Appeal
Tuesday 25th May 2021 – Ward Congresses/Councillorship Primaries
Wednesday 26th May 2021 – Appeal on Ward Congresses
Friday 28th May 2021 – LGA Congress/Chairmanship Primaries
Saturday 29th May 2021 – Appeal on Chairmanship Primaries
Monday 31st May 2021 – Submission of Names of Candidates to LASIEC
In a release signed by Engr Adedeji Doherty, the Chairman of the Lagos State PDP, it was stated that all aspirants are expected to present the receipt of payment or any verifiable evidence of payment of fees upon collection of nomination forms from their local government area chairmen/chairperson.
In the same vein and in a move to ensure success at the forthcoming elections, the Party also released a list of members who would serve in various committees towards the forthcoming 2021 Lagos State Local Council Elections.
These committees are:
-The Election Committee
-The Screening Committee and -The Committee on LASIEC.
The Election Committee is headed by Hon Setonji Koshedo a one-time State Chairman of the Party. He was also a member of the House of Representatives in the 5th National Assembly, where he served in various capacities, notably as the Chairman House Committee on Airforce. He was also at some point elected by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan as member of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission.
Other members of the Election Committee are:
-Alhaji Waliu Hassan – Vice Chairman
-Hon Rita Orji – Secretary
-Mr Soji Orioye – Asst Secretary
-Hon Wahab Owokoniran – Member
-Hon Mutiu Shadimu – Member
-Mr Mufutau Babalola – Member
-Mrs Aina Soares – Member
-Tolani Animashaun – Member
-Dipo Ogunshakin – Member
The Screening Committee is headed by Barrister Folake Philips who presently serves as the State Auditor. She is an astute Politician who was a former member of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), she is also a very active member of the Afenifere, a socio-cultural organization for Yoruba People of Nigeria.
Other members of the Selection Committee are:
-Alhaji Shamsudeen Arobieke – Vice Chairman
-Pastor (Mrs) Visit Odunsi – Member
-Mr Sunday Olaifa – Secretary
-Alhaja Babs Olorunkemi – Member
-Engr Hammed Oduborisha – Member
-Yeye Shobajo Agnes Adenike – Member
-Dayo Fagbemi – Member
-Mr Jelili Alebiosu – Member
-Tinu Mabadeje – Member
-Williams Awilla Banigo – Member
The Committee on LASIEC comprises of the State Chairman – Engr Adedeji Doherty as Committee Chairman and Prince Muiz Dosunmu as Secretary.
It was also made known that other committees would be put in place in due course.