- Nigeria electoral umpire, INEC, has replied to afro-beat artiste, Davido, who queried the commission on when his nephew, Ademola Adeleke, will get certificate of return
- Adeleke is the Osun state governor-elect that Davido says he is yet to receive a certificate of return after 48 hours stipulated by the constitution
- But the commission, while urging Nigerians to have basic knowledge of the law that guided the commission, said it has the space of 14 days to issue a certificate of return
The singer has, on his verified Twitter page on Tuesday, June 19, asked why Ademola Adeleke, who was declared winner in the just concluded Osun state governorship election, has not received the certificate of return after 48 hours as provided by the constitution.
We have 14 days to issue certificate of return to winners, INEC tells Davido
In response to that, The Nation reported that the electoral body, in a statement by its national commissioner and chairman of information and voter education committee, Festus Okoye, said INEC has up to 14 days to issue the Certificate of Return to the winner.
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Participants in electoral process should have basic knowledge of law - INEC reacts to Davido's query
The commission urged participants in the electoral process to try to have a basic knowledge of the legal construction that guided and regulated the conduct of elections.
We are public trust, respond to public demand - spokesperson
Okoye stated that INEC is a public trust and product of the constitution and law that will always respond to public demand for transparency and openness.
Singer Davido apologises to INEC over outburst as his uncle Ademola Adeleke receives certificate of return
According to the commission,
“Section 72 of the Electoral Act 2022 provides that a sealed certificate of return at an election in the prescribed form shall be issued within 14 days"
Why AAC, NNPP’s governorship candidates’ details are missing on our website - INEC
The INEC said the AAC and NNPP have yet to upload their governorship candidates' details on its nomination portal.
The spokesperson of the commission, Festus Okoye, said that the two parties to do that before the deadline. He added that the portal would automatically shut down by 6pm on Friday, July 15.
According to Okoye, the commission has processed 6,995 nomination forms uploaded by political parties.