The independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has revealed that the commission has up to 14 days to issue the winner of any election with the Certificate of Return (CoR), faulting award-winning singer, Davido’s query in this regard.
Davido had queried why the commission had not presented his uncle, Ademola Adeleke with a CoR after 48 hours of winning the Osun State gubernatorial poll.
Replying to Davido, the commission in a statement by its National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said the commission had up to 14 days to issue the winner with the CoR.
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.”