INEC Picks new date for issuance of certificates to Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it would never again present declarations of return to Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Femi Hamzat, the new Governor-elect of Lagos state, and his deputy, separately, on March 27, 2019, as booked.

As indicated by NAN, Femi Akinbiyi, representative to the commission, said this on Monday, including that the activity would be done on Friday, March 29.

Essentially, Akinbiyi said that the commission would later declare another date for the issuance of the endorsements to the 40 legislators elected for the Lagos State House of Assembly.

“The occasion will occur at the INEC Lagos office, 6, Birrel Avenue Sabo-Yaba at 11 am. Another date will be reported later for the introduction of Certificates of Return to the 40 elected individuals from Lagos State House of Assembly,” Akinbiyi said.

INEC had on March 21, in an announcement marked by its Resident Electoral Commissioner, Sam Olumekun, reported that it would display the endorsements to the recently chosen officers on March 27.

As per Olumekun, the introduction is in similarity with area 75 (1) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as revised).

Sanwo-Olu had won the Lagos State governorship race in an avalanche triumph by amassing 739,445 votes to vanquish Jimi Agbaje, the applicant of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who pulled 206,141 votes.

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