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Governors, lawmakers-elect receive certificates of return Wednesday – INEC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that it would issue certificates of return to politicians elected as governors, deputy governors, and state House of Assembly members between Wednesday and Friday.

INEC National Commissioner, who is also Chairman of the Commission’s Information and Voter Education Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye said that the decision came from a meeting the commission had on Saturday.

He added: “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. 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”.

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