Governors-elect to get certificates of return March 29 to 31, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that Governors-elect and Deputy Governors-elect in states where elections have been concluded will be awarded their individual certificates of return between Wednesday, March 29 and Friday, March 31, 2023.
Festus Okoye

Festus Okoye

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that Governors-elect and Deputy Governors-elect in states where elections have been concluded will be awarded their individual certificates of return between Wednesday, March 29 and Friday, March 31, 2023.

The state Assembly members-elect will also receive their certificates between same period.  National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, made the announcement in a statement yesterday. 

Okoye said: “The Commission met today, Saturday, March 25, 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 March 18, 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 29, Thursday 30, 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.”
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