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INEC Reveals Date For Issuance Of Certificates Of Return To Governors-Elect

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that Governors-elect, Deputy Governors-elect and States Assembly members will be given Certificates of Return from Wednesday, March 29, to Friday, March 31.

The disclosure was made by INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye in a statement on Sunday.

According to him, the electoral body held a meeting on Saturday, March 25, 2023, and discussed 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 on March 18, 2023.

INEC is mandated to issue a certificate of return within 14 days to every candidate who has been returned elected under the law as provided by Section 72(1) of the Electoral Act 2022.

“Pursuant to the above provision, the Commission has fixed Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th and Friday 31st 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”, Okoye stated.

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