The Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) has stated that it\’s going to challenge certificates of return to newly elected governors, deputy governors-elect and State Meeting members-elect from Wednesday, March 29, to Friday, March 31.
In an announcement launched on Saturday, March 25, INEC Nationwide Commissioner, Festus Okoye stated by the provisions of Part 72(1) of the Electoral Act 2022, the Fee is remitted to challenge a certificates of return inside 14 days to each candidate who has been returned elected underneath the legislation.
“Pursuant to the above provision, the Fee has fastened Wednesday twenty ninth, Thursday thirtieth and Friday thirty first March 2023 for the issuance of certificates of return to Governors and Deputy Governors-elect in addition to State Meeting members-elect. The presentation will happen in INEC workplaces in every State of the Federation. Particular dates for the issuance of the certificates shall be communicated to these elected by the Resident Electoral Commissioners and Administrative Secretaries of the assorted States,” he acknowledged
Because it stands, the outcomes of 26 of the 28 governorship elections have been introduced. The All Progressives Congress (APC) gained in 15 states, the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) in 9, Labour Occasion (LP) in a single whereas the New Nigeria Peoples Occasion (NNPP) gained Kano. The elections in Kebbi and Adamawa have been declared inconclusive.