INEC Replies Davido, Says ‘We Dont Have To Issue Certificate Of Return Within 48hrs’

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has faulted the nephew to Osun Governor-elect Davido, over the time frame for the issuance of a Certificate of Return.

The musician had queried why the Commission has not presented the winner of the election with a Certificate of Return after 48 hours as provided by the law on his verified Twitter handle.

Replying Davido, the Commission in a statement by National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee Festus Okoye, said the Commission has up to 14 days to issue the winner with the Certificate of Return.

He said: “Those that intervene and play roles in the electoral process should try to have basic knowledge of the constitutive legal instruments that guide and regulate the conduct of elections.

“The Commission is a public trust and a creation of the Constitution and the law and must be seen to respond to public demands for transparency and openness.

The Commission will continue to uphold the basic tenets of transparency, openness and inclusivity in the conduct of elections and the delivery of electoral services.

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