The Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed March 29 to 31, 2023 as days for the issuance of Certificates of Return to governors-elect, deputy governors-elect and states Houses of Assembly members-elect.
Chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, made this known in a statement on Saturday.
Okoye said: “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.”
Okoye 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.