On the 26th of July, 2021, The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) publicly disclosed that winners of last Saturday’s local government elections would be given their Certificate of Return .
In his recent chat with journalists in Lagos, Mr. Tope Ojo, said: “Our next responsibility now is to issue the Certificate of Returns based on what they (Operation and Logistics) Committee) sent to us from each local government.”
Concerning pending results, he said:
“That is the responsibility of the Returning Officers(ROs). The chairman has said that she didn’t want to be involved in the declaration of results because it is not her responsibility. We have ROs in each of those local governments who announced results. We don’t have anything with results.
“We don’t have much responsibility when it comes to the declaration of election results. The law is so clear.
“After those results have been declared, they (returning officers) forward it to O and L committee.”
“The department that is in charge of operation will collate statistics of winners to write certificates of results. They have sent all results here which are being tabulated.”
He also stated that the list of winners was being compiled.
He then concluded, saying:
“Those with statistics have to be put together, the number of candidates, the number of seats won by each of the political party and everything.
“I am still awaiting the results. The ROs have been sending results to the committee. I don’t have any dealings with them,”