The APC has released recommendations for the Lagos Local Government Election

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has issued instructions to aspirants running for the Chairmanship, Vice Chairmanship, and Councillorship seats on its platform in the Lagos State Local Government election on July 24.

According to NAN, Tunde Balogun, the party’s Caretaker Committee Chairman, and Lanre Ogunyemi, the Caretaker Committee Secretary, stated this in guidelines signed jointly on Monday.

They noted that the guidelines would without prejudice conform with the provisions of the party’s constitution, the 2010 Electoral Act (as amended), the Nigerian Constitution, the Lagos State Local Government (Administration) Law and Guidelines of Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC).

“The party’s constitution prescribes that member’s name in the Register of Members shall be the prima facie evidence of valid registration as a member.

“Hence, the first requirement is that any aspirant on the platform of the party must comply with this provision.

“The aspirant shall be a Nigerian citizen, registered member of the party, pays the prescribed fees and must not be a member of any other political party.

“All aspirants must submit the evidence of membership of the party, submit a demonstrable evidence of active party support and provide a portfolio of loyalty to the party and evidence of non-involvement in any anti-party activity,” the party leaders said.

They stated that all aspirants must sign the party’s code of ethics, and that only aspirants who have been cleared by the screening committee would be able to run in the party’s primaries.

According to the pair, each aspirant must also submit for examination all credentials to which he or she claims.

They stated that the screening committee would consider all aspects of an aspirant’s history, including education, political experience, team spirit, and credibility.

According to party members, a five-man screening appeal committee will be in charge of hearing any objections resulting from the screening committee’s report.

 


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