The Independent National Electoral Commission has slated 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 Commission stated this in a press statement issued on Saturday by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee on Saturday 25th March 2023.
Okoye said the commission met 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 31st March 2023 for the issuance of certificates of return to Governors and Deputy Governors-elect as well as State Assembly members-elect”
Okoye added that presentation of certificates will be done at INEC offices of each state and the dates will be communicated
“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” he added