Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has dismissed speculations that it had altered its earlier plan to present Certificates of Return to newly-elected federal lawmakers, saying the event will go on today as scheduled.
There were reports that the event had been shifted to March 23, but when contacted, Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi, simply described it as “fake news.”
Accordingly, Certificates of Return will be presented at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, today, to senators-elect and later same day to members of the House of Representatives-elect.
The commission said: “Certificates of Return for governors and deputy-governors-elect, members of state Houses of Assembly-elect and chairmen and councillors for the FCT shall be presented in each state of the federation by the Supervising National Commissioners and Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs, on a date to be announced next week.”
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