Lagos LG elections: NNPP won’t contest in 42 council areas


Justice Ayotunde Philips, Chairman, Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC).

The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has said it will present candidates in the July 22 local government elections only in 15 of the 57 council areas of the state.

The state chairman of the party, Malam Shakirudeen Olofin, made the disclosure in an interview in Lagos on Sunday.

Lagos State has 20 Local Government Areas and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs).

Olofin said the party would present candidates in Ayobo/Ipaja LCDA, Agbado-Oke Odo LCDA, Mosan-Okunola LCDA, Oshodi/Isolo LGA, Oriade LCDA, Eredo LCDA, and Ikotun-Igando LCDA.

He listed other areas as Badagry LGA, Somolu LGA, Kosofe LGA, Ikeja LGA, Epe LGA, Apapa LGA ,Apapa LGA and Ajeromi Ifelodun LGA.

The chairman said the decision of the party to contest only in these council areas was a deliberate strategy to focus on…

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