By Sadiq Hussain and Emmanuel Oloniruha
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday issued Certificates of Return to winners of Saturday’s rerun and by-election.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the presentation was done at a ceremony in INEC headquarters in Abuja.
Those who got the certificates included Prof. Anthony Okorie, Senator-elect for Ebonyi South, Mr Pam Dachungyang, Senator-elect for Plateau North and Musa Mustapha, Senator-elect for Yobe East.
Others were Ifeanyi Ozokwe, Rep elect for Nnewi North/Nnewi South/Ekwusigo, Clara Nnabuife, Rep elect for Orumba North/Orumba South, Ehindero Babatunde Rep elect for Akoko North East/Akoko North West and Daniel Ago, Rep elect for Jos North/ Basa.
Speaking shortly after collecting his certificate, Okorie dedicated his victory to the people of Ebonyi South, urging them to have confidence in him to be their good representative in the Senate.
Senator-elect, Uzokwe appreciated INEC for free, fair and credible election.
“If we have stronger institutions than stronger people, Nigeria will be better,” he said.
Ozokwe also commended President Bola Tinubu for not interfering in the rerun and by-election.
He also lauded security personnel for their professional conduct during the election.
Also Nnabuife appreciated the people of Orumba North/Orumba South, especially women who stood by her and trusted her with their mandate, pledging not to let them down. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Ali Baba-Inuwa