LG polls: Parties suspend protest against LASIEC fees

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The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in Lagos has suspended its planned protest against the imposition of administrative fees on candidates contesting the July 22 council poll by the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC).

IPAC, made up of the 22 registered political parties in the state, suspended its decision at its emergency meeting in Lagos on Monday.

The resolution to suspend the protest, scheduled for Tuesday by the endorsement of 19 out of the 22 political parties present, followed the downward review of the fees by LASIEC.

The electoral commission had reviewed the fees from N100,000 to N50,000 for Chairmanship candidates, N75,000 to N30,000 for Vice-Chairmanship and N50,000 to N20,000 for councillorship candidates.

The review followed appeals by IPAC and threats that it would embark on protest if the old fees were not reviewed.

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