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INEC issues certificate of returns to senators

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Thursday at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja, commenced the issuance of Certificates of Return to senators-elect of the February 23 National Assembly elections.

The Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said the issuance of the certificates is a statutory function to validate the electoral victory of the lawmakers before they would be sworn in at the inauguration of the incoming 9th National Assembly.

According to him, the commission will immediately commenced the post 2019 election activities and also begin preparation for the 2023 General Elections.

He also tasked the lawmakers to commence and conclude legislative actions on the amendments of the electoral laws.

He said that passage of laws few weeks to election dates are not in the interest of the nations democratic development.

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