The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed 29, 30, and 31 March 2023 for the issuance of certificates of return to Governors and Deputy Governors-elect, as well as State Assembly members elect.
The National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr. Festus Okoye said this in a statement on Saturday.
According to him, the Commission arrived at the decision during its meeting held on Saturday.
“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 29h Thursday 30th and Friday 31t 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 by the Resident Electoral Commissioners and Administrative Secretaries of the various States,” the statement reads.