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Governor nominates ex-Lagos CJ as Electoral Commission Chairman

The Governor wants Justice Philips to replace the retired Chairman of the Commission, Hon. Justice Fatai Adeyinka.

Justice Ayotunde Philips
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The Governor wants Justice Philips to replace the retired Chairman of the Commission, Hon. Justice Fatai Adeyinka.

In a letter addressed to the State House of Assembly, which was read on the floor of the House on Tuesday, May 3, Ambode said the decision to nominate Justice Philips is pursuant to the powers conferred on him by Section 2 (1) and (2) of the LASIEC Act, 2008.

The Governor said the nomination of Justice Philips is in tandem with the provision of the law which mandates that the House must ratify such appointment by way of screening and resolution.

The letter reads in part: “Accordingly, following the retirement of Justice A.F Adeyinka, the current LASIEC Chairman, Justice Ayotunde Philips (Rtd) is being presented as the Chairman of Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC).

“While looking forward for the favourable confirmation of the honourable House of Assembly, please accept the assurance of my esteemed regard.”

After the letter was read, the House adjourned till May 9, 2016 for deliberation on the Ambode’s letter.

Pulse recalls that the assembly had earlier confirmed the Governor's nominees for appointment as members of the Board of LASIEC.

They are Dr. Bunmi Omosehinde, Lateef Raji, Toyin Ibrahim-Famakinwa and Olusegun Ayedun.

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