Elections: INEC to issue Certificates of Return from Wednesday

Nnenna Okoronkwo, Abuja

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The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, says it would issue Certificates of Return to the winners of the March 18 Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections from Wednesday March 29th to Friday March 31st.

INEC’s Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye made this known on Saturday in Abuja.

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 provision, the Commission has fixed Wednesday March 29, Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31 for the issuance of Certificates of Return to those elected on March 18,” Okoye explained.

He added that the presentation of the Certificate of Return will take place in the Commission’s 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” he concluded.


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