26-Year-Old AbdulRasheed, Son of Late Buruji Kashamu, Receives INEC Certificate of Return
- AbdulRasheed Kashamu has been given his Certificate of Return by the Independent National Electoral Commission
- The young Kashamu will be representing the people of Ijebu North Constituency 1 at the Ogun State House of Assembly
- AbdulRasheed, who contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled 10,004 votes to emerge the winner.
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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ogun state has issued a Certificate of Return to AbdulRasheed Kashamu, son of the late Buruji Kashamu.
The 26-year-old Kashamu was elected to represent the people of Ijebu North Constituency 1 at the Ogun State House of Assembly.
Niyi Ijalaye, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of INEC, Ogun state, presented the certificate of Return to the lawmaker-elect on Thursday, March 30.
Recall that AbdulRasheed, who contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled 10,004 votes to emerge the winner of the exercise.
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He holds a Master of Science in International Finance and Investment from the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom.
Receiving his certificate, he said in a statement made available to Legit.ng:
“Earlier today, I received the Certificate of Return to officially represent the good people of Ijebu North Constituency 1 at the Ogun State House of Assembly.
“This win is for all of us. I am more than grateful, and I promise good representation for all of us. As I have promised, I will not let you down. Thank you!”
Meanwhile, in his remarks, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in charge of Ogun, Osun and Ondo states, Prof. Adekunle Ajayi, said the presentation was in accordance with the provision of the Electoral Act 72, Section 1, which stipulated that certificates should be issued to winners within 14 days after elections.
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