By G9ija

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has scheduled the issuance of Certificates of Return to governors, deputy governors-elect, and members-elect of state Houses of Assembly to take place from Wednesday 29 March to Friday 31 March.

Festus Okoye, the chairman of the INEC Information and Voter Education Committee disclosed this in a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja.

The statement reads, “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 provision, the Commission has fixed Wednesday, March 29, Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31 for the issuance of Certificates of Return to those elected on March 18.

“The presentation will take place in INEC offices in each state of the federation,’’ Mr Okoye stated.

He added that specific dates for the issuance of the certificates would be communicated to those elected by the Resident Electoral Commissioners and Administrative Secretaries of the various states.

The independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) held the Governorship elections in 28 states of Nigeria on March 18, and has released result of 26 states while the elections in Kebbi and Adamawa states were declared inconclusive.

Alongside the governorship elections, INEC also conducted elections for the 36 state houses of assembly on the same day.