Newly-Elected NASS Members To Receive Certificate Of Return Tuesday
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has scheduled the issuance of certificates of return to elected members of the National Assembly for Tuesday and Wednesday.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of INEC, revealed this during his address to Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) on Saturday.
Yakubu announced winners for 423 legislative seats, signalling that supplemental elections will be held in 46 other constituencies.
The elected legislators include 98 out of 109 Senate, and 325 out of 360 House of Representatives seats. Seven parties won in the Senate, while eight parties won House of Representatives seats.
“Certificates of Return will be presented to Senators-elect on Tuesday 7th March 2023 at 11.00 am at the National Collation Centre (the International Conference Centre), Abuja, while Members of the House of Representatives-elect will receive theirs the following day, Wednesday 8th March 2023, at 11.00 am at the same venue,” he said.
“However, for effective crowd management, each Senator/Member-elect should be accompanied by a maximum of two guests. The comprehensive list of all members-elect will be uploaded to the Commission’s website shortly.”
According to him, in terms of party representation, the 2023 set is the most diverse National Assembly since 1999.