Ogun Assembly Member-elect Tella, Receives Certificates of Return

Ogun State House of Assembly member-elect Abeokuta North State Constituency Prince Dr Babatunde Tella on Thursday, received his Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The INEC’s National Commissioner in charge of Ogun, Osun and Ondo states, Prof. Adekunle Ajayi, presented the certificates to the winners of the March 18 Governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state.

Tella, who spoke shortly after receiving his Certificate of Return held inside the INEC Media Centre, Magbon, Abeokuta Promised to represent the people of his constituency well in the next four years.

"I want to thank  all the people of Abeokuta North who have contributed one way or the other to make today a success."
In his remarks, the INEC National Electoral Commissioner in charge of Ogun, Osun and Ondo states, Prof. Adekunle Ajayi, said the presentation was in accordance with the provision of the Electoral Act 72, Section 1, which stipulated that certificates should be issued to winners within 14 days after elections.

He said the elections were highly anticipated and the electoral body made use of technology to improve the process, adding that the elections saw a high number of people, especially the youths, taking part.

While stressing that the lessons learnt in the course of conducting the elections, would be turned into a working document to serve as a standard for subsequent elections, the INEC National Commissioner said "this will make the electoral body to be one of the best electoral umpires in the world".

Prof. Ajayi thanked the people of the state for the peaceful manner they conducted themselves during the elections, declaring that the security agencies, the Nigeria Peace Committee, development partners, the media and all relevant stakeholders, all worked towards the success of the elections.

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