INEC mocks Davido, issues certificate of return to Adeleke
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has taken a swipe at singer David Adeleke (aka Davido), indirectly suggesting that he knows nothing about the electoral laws in Nigeria.
Davido, a nephew to Osun State governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke, gave INEC a timeframe for the issuance of a certificate of return to Adeleke.
The musician on Tuesday queried why the commission had not presented the winner of the election with a Certificate of Return (CoR) after 48 hours as provided for by the law, on his verified Twitter handle.
Senator Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defeated incumbent Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Replying Davido, the commission in a statement by the national commissioner and chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, on Tuesday in Abuja, said the commission has 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,” Okoye said.
Meanwhile, Adeleke had received his certificate of return from INEC on Wednesday.
Davido again, took to his Twitter page to express his gratitude to God, saying that the struggle for victory was a long battle.
He said, “It’s been a long battle fought!! We put our family name on the line, I put my career on the line but we had faith.
“This was God testing us if we really believed in him. I feel victorious! Congrats! Your excellency @AAdeleke_01. As for me, it’s back to the studio.”
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