The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) disclosed on Thursday that it will present Certificates of Return to the Lagos State Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his Deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, on 27 March.
This was made known by the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Sam Olumekun, who also announced that lawmakers elected into the Lagos House of Assembly would also be given their Certificates of Return on the same day.
“The presentation of the certificate of return to elected candidates is in conformity with Section 75 (1) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended),” he said.
“The presentation ceremony will take place at INEC Lagos Office, 6, Birrel Avenue, Sabo-Yaba, at 11:00 am for the Governor-elect and his Deputy.
“Meanwhile, that of the elected members of Lagos State House of Assembly will come up at 2:00 pm.”
Sanwo-Olu of APC polled 739,445 votes to defeat Jimi Agbaje of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He got 206,141 votes.
Meanwhile, the commission is preparing to hold a supplementary election in the Ibeju-Lekki State Constituency I where the state assembly election was declared inconclusive.
Candidates of APC won in all the other 39 constituencies where state assembly elections were concluded by the electoral umpire.