The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has disclosed the date for the issuance of certificate of return all the elected governors, and State assembly members in the March 18 governoship and State Assembly Election.
This was contained in a press statement released by the INEC National Commissioner And Chairman Voter Education Committee Barrister Festus Okoye on Saturday.
According to him, the mandated INEC to issue certificate of return to all the duly elected governors and their deputies and all the state assembly members within 14 days after the election.
The Statement Reads
ISSUANCE OF CERTIFCATES OF RETURN FOR STATE ELECTIONS
The Commission met today, Saturday 25th March 2023 and deliberated on a wide range of issues including the issuance of Certificates of Return to those elected during the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections conducted by the Commission on 18th March 2023.
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 31 March 2023 for the issuance of 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
Specific dates for the issuance of the certificates shall be communicated to those elected by the Resident Electoral Commissioners and Administrative Secretaries of the various States.
Festus Okoye Esq. National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee Saturday 25th March 2023
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