INEC Presents Certificates of Return to Govs, Assembly Members-elect Wednesday

Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will, on Wednesday, present certificates of return to victorious candidates who contested in the just-concluded governorship and house of assembly election held last Saturday.

Festus Okoye, the National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee of the commission, in a statement, said the decision followed a meeting they held yesterday.

He explained that the decision is in line with the provision of the 2022 electoral act that mandated the commission to issue a certificate of return within 14 days to every candidate declared winner.

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“By the provisions of section 72(1) of the electoral act 2022, the commission is mandated to issue a certificate of return within 14 days to every candidate who has been returned elected under the law.

“Pursuant to the above provision, the commission has fixed Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th and Friday 31st for the issuance of the certificates of return to Governors and Deputy Governors-elect as well as state assembly members-elect. The presentation will take place in INEC offices in each state of the federation,” he said.

He added that specific dates for the issuance of the certificates shall be communicated to those declared winners by the Residential Electoral Commissioners (REC) and the Administrative Secretaries of various states.


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